Tax Lien Certificates and Tax Deed Sales in Wisconsin WI


There are 72 Counties in Wisconsin. It became the 30th state on May 29, 1848. The state motto is "Forward".

Currently, none of the counties offer Wisconsin tax lien certificates, instead they offer Wisconsin tax deeds.

Summary: Annually, on September 1, the county treasurer shall issue to the county a tax certificate which includes all parcels of real property included in the tax roll for which real property taxes, special charges, special taxes or special assessments remain unpaid at the close of business on August 31. (Sec. 74.57) The County shall have the power to sell and convey its tax-deeded lands in such manner and upon such terms as the county board may by ordinance or resolution determine, including without restriction because of enumeration, sale by land contract, or by quitclaim or warranty deed with mortgage from vendee to secure any unpaid balance of the purchase price. (Sec. 75.35, Sec. 75.69).

Law: Wisconsin Statutes, Chapter 74, "Property Tax Collection," and Chapter 75, "Tax Sales."

Tax Sale List: Use Wisconsin Tax Sale Lists to search for Wisconsin tax sale properties to buy or bid on. Generally most Wisconsin tax sale lists will identify the property owner, parcel number, legal description and the amount due. In some cases, the tax sale list may include the tax collectors assessed value of the property.

Contact: Local Treasurer. The taxation district treasurer and the county treasurer shall collect the general property taxes, special assessments, special taxes and special charges shown in the tax roll.(Sec. 74.07).

Interest Rate: N/A

Auction Type: Tax Deeds. (Sec. 75.35, Sec. 75.69).

Bidding Procedure: Any county may accept the bid most advantageous to it but every bid less than the appraised value of the property shall be rejected. Any county is authorized to sell for an amount equal to or above the appraised value, without readvertising, any land previously advertised for sale. (Sec. 75.69).

Costs: Costs and fees payable by the purchaser at a tax sale are not specified by the Wisconsin state statutes.

Redemption Period: There is no right of redemption following the tax sale of delinquent land.

Deed assigned at Foreclosure to: The Purchaser at the tax sale (Sec. 75.35, Sec. 75.69).

Notes:

 

Counties:


County:  Auction Type:  Bidding Type:  Population: 
Adams  Tax Deed  Bid up 18,643
Ashland  Tax Deed  Bid up 16,866
Barron  Tax Deed  Bid up 44,963
Bayfield  Tax Deed  Bid up 15,013
Brown  Tax Deed  Bid up 226,778
Buffalo  Tax Deed  Bid up 13,804
Burnett  Tax Deed  Bid up 15,674
Calumet  Tax Deed  Bid up 40,631
Chippewa  Tax Deed  Bid up 55,195
Clark  Tax Deed  Bid up 33,557
Columbia  Tax Deed  Bid up 52,468
Crawford  Tax Deed  Bid up 17,243
Dane  Tax Deed  Bid up 426,526
Dodge  Tax Deed  Bid up 85,897
Door  Tax Deed  Bid up 27,961
Douglas  Tax Deed  Bid up 43,287
Dunn  Tax Deed  Bid up 39,858
Eau Claire  Tax Deed  Bid up 93,142
Florence  Tax Deed  Bid up 5,088
Fond du Lac  Tax Deed  Bid up 97,296
Forest  Tax Deed  Bid up 10,024
Grant  Tax Deed  Bid up 49,597
Green  Tax Deed  Bid up 33,647
Green Lake  Tax Deed  Bid up 19,105
Iowa  Tax Deed  Bid up 22,780
Iron  Tax Deed  Bid up 6,861
Jackson  Tax Deed  Bid up 19,100
Jefferson  Tax Deed  Bid up 74,021
Juneau  Tax Deed  Bid up 24,316
Kenosha  Tax Deed  Bid up 149,577
Kewaunee  Tax Deed  Bid up 20,187
La Crosse  Tax Deed  Bid up 107,120
Lafayette  Tax Deed  Bid up 16,137
Langlade  Tax Deed  Bid up 20,740
Lincoln  Tax Deed  Bid up 29,641
Manitowoc  Tax Deed  Bid up 82,887
Marathon  Tax Deed  Bid up 125,834
Marinette  Tax Deed  Bid up 43,384
Marquette  Tax Deed  Bid up 15,832
Menominee  Tax Deed  Bid up 4,562
Milwaukee  Tax Deed  Bid up 940,164
Monroe  Tax Deed  Bid up 40,899
Oconto  Tax Deed  Bid up 35,634
Oneida  Tax Deed  Bid up 36,776
Outagamie  Tax Deed  Bid up 160,971
Ozaukee  Tax Deed  Bid up 82,317
Pepin  Tax Deed  Bid up 7,213
Pierce  Tax Deed  Bid up 36,804
Polk  Tax Deed  Bid up 41,319
Portage  Tax Deed  Bid up 67,182
Price  Tax Deed  Bid up 15,822
Racine  Tax Deed  Bid up 188,831
Richland  Tax Deed  Bid up 17,924
Rock  Tax Deed  Bid up 152,307
Rusk  Tax Deed  Bid up 15,347
Sauk  Tax Deed  Bid up 55,225
Sawyer  Tax Deed  Bid up 16,196
Shawano  Tax Deed  Bid up 40,664
Sheboygan  Tax Deed  Bid up 112,646
St. Croix  Tax Deed  Bid up 63,155
Taylor  Tax Deed  Bid up 19,680
Trempealeau  Tax Deed  Bid up 27,010
Vernon  Tax Deed  Bid up 28,056
Vilas  Tax Deed  Bid up 21,033
Walworth  Tax Deed  Bid up 93,759
Washburn  Tax Deed  Bid up 16,036
Washington  Tax Deed  Bid up 117,493
Waukesha  Tax Deed  Bid up 360,767
Waupaca  Tax Deed  Bid up 51,731
Waushara  Tax Deed  Bid up 23,154
Winnebago  Tax Deed  Bid up 156,763
Wood  Tax Deed  Bid up 75,555

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Comments:


By gerry f. on Wednesday, August 13th 2008, 8:29 pm:
very good tax deed sales state,county officials are very supportive.


By Waukesha County Treasurer on Thursday, November 12th 2009, 1:20 pm:
THERE ARE NO COUNTIES IN WISCONSIN THAT SELL TAX LIENS, CONTRARY TO THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT -
"Tax Sale List: Use Wisconsin Tax Sale Lists to search for Wisconsin tax lien certificates to buy or bid on. Generally most Wisconsin tax sale lists will identify the property owner, parcel number, legal description and the amount due. In some cases, the tax sale list may include the tax collectors assessed value of the property."




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