Tax Lien Certificates and Tax Deed Sales in Wyoming WY


There are 23 Counties in Wyoming. It became the 44th state on July 10, 1890. The state motto is "Equal Rights".

Currently, the maximum interest rate being offered on all Wyoming tax lien certificates is 15% plus a 3% penalty with a four year right of redemption.

Summary: After notice the sheriff shall advertise the property for sale, and sell the property at public auction, without appraisal, to the highest bidder for cash (Sec. 39-13-108). The highest bidder, shall only pay to the sheriff the amount by which his bid exceeds the amount due him under the court's decree. Upon confirmation of the sale by the court, the sheriff shall execute a deed conveying title to the real property to the purchaser in fee simple subject only to the rights of lien holders from junior tax sales. Any person having an interest in the real property may redeem the property prior to confirmation by the court by paying into court a sum of money sufficient to pay all sums owing to the lien holder.

Law: Wyoming Statutes, Title 39, Chapter 13, "Ad Valorem Taxation."

Tax Sale List: Use Wyoming Tax Sale Lists to search for Wyoming tax lien certificates to buy or bid on. Generally most Wyoming 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: The County Treasurer or Tax Collector.

Interest Rate: 15% plus 3% penalty. More specifically, three percent penalty (3%); plus commencing at date of 1982 tax sale, interest on subsequent taxes if paid by the holder of the certificate of purchase shall be fifteen percent (15%) per annum (Sec. 39-13-109).

Auction Type: Tax Lien Certificates (Sec. 39-13-108).

Bidding Procedure: The highest bidder, shall only pay to the sheriff the amount by which his bid exceeds the amount due him under the court's decree i.e. taxes, costs and penalties accrued plus interest, accruing penalties (Sec. 39-13-108). If the property cannot be sold for that amount, the property is bid in for the county.

Costs: The following fees, costs and charges shall be collected by the county treasurer to be credited to the county treasury: (A) Twenty-three cents ($.23) per mile for necessary travel and not to exceed twenty dollars ($20.00) for advertising in the case of sale of personal property and not to exceed twenty dollars ($20.00) for advertising in the case of sale of real property to collect delinquent taxes;(B) Not to exceed twenty dollars ($20.00) for issuing a certificate of purchase; (C) Twenty-five dollars ($25.00) for issuing a treasurer's deed to a private purchaser;(D) Not to exceed twenty dollars ($20.00) for issuing a certificate of redemption (Sec. 39-13-108).

Redemption Period: The legal owner of property sold at a tax sale may redeem the property at any time before an application for a tax deed is filed (Sec. 39-13-109). Following four (4) years from the date of sale the purchaser may apply for a deed; however, the application cannot be filed more than six years after the sale (Sec. 39-13-108).

Deed assigned at Foreclosure to: To the holder of the Tax Lien Certificate (Sec. 39-13-108).

Notes:

 

Counties:


County:  Auction Type:  Bidding Type:  Population: 
Albany  Tax Lien Certificate  Random Selection 32,014
Big Horn  Tax Lien Certificate  Random Selection 11,461
Campbell  Tax Lien Certificate  Random Selection 33,698
Carbon  Tax Lien Certificate  Random Selection 15,639
Converse  Tax Lien Certificate  Random Selection 12,052
Crook  Tax Lien Certificate  Random Selection 5,887
Fremont  Tax Lien Certificate  Random Selection 35,804
Goshen  Tax Lien Certificate  Random Selection 12,538
Hot Springs  Tax Lien Certificate  Random Selection 4,882
Johnson  Tax Lien Certificate  Random Selection 7,075
Laramie  Tax Lien Certificate  Random Selection 81,607
Lincoln  Tax Lien Certificate  Random Selection 14,573
Natrona  Tax Lien Certificate  Random Selection 66,533
Niobrara  Tax Lien Certificate  Random Selection 2,407
Park  Tax Lien Certificate  Random Selection 25,786
Platte  Tax Lien Certificate  Random Selection 8,807
Sheridan  Tax Lien Certificate  Random Selection 26,560
Sublette  Tax Lien Certificate  Random Selection 5,920
Sweetwater  Tax Lien Certificate  Random Selection 37,613
Teton  Tax Lien Certificate  Random Selection 18,251
Uinta  Tax Lien Certificate  Random Selection 19,742
Washakie  Tax Lien Certificate  Random Selection 8,289
Weston  Tax Lien Certificate  Random Selection 6,644

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Comments:


By Jimmy Porter (jporter@dteworld.com) on Tuesday, August 26th 2008, 5:15 pm:
When I purchase a property for the tax lien, in 4 years I can apply for a deed and claim ownership of the property, right? What percentage of people redeem their property before this 4 year term is up? How many people just plain do not pay this tax?


By Delores C Kreger on Saturday, October 04th 2008, 11:08 pm:
Where can I find an auction listing? Are the auctions already finished for 2008?


By Delores C Kreger on Saturday, October 04th 2008, 11:08 pm:
Where can I find an auction listing? Are the auctions already finished for 2008?


By Ronita Brown on Saturday, August 29th 2009, 9:08 am:
Where can I read statute 39-13-108?


By Steven Waters on Thursday, April 21st 2011, 2:28 pm:
You can read (Sec. 39-13-10) by visiting the following link http://legisweb.state.wy.us/statutes/compress/title39.doc




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