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).
|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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