Tax Levy Sales
Properties For Sale
Tax Levy sales are conducted by the Richmond County Tax Commissioner for unpaid State, County, and school ad valorem taxes under the provisions of Title 48, Revenue and Taxation, Official Code of Georgia Annotated (O.C.G.A), Governing Tax Executions and Sales; And Title 9, O.C.G.A., governing Judicial Sales.
Properties scheduled for sale are advertised in the Thursday edition of the Augusta Chronicle in the legal section under Sheriff Sales for four consecutive weeks prior to the sale. The sales are conducted on the first Tuesday of the month immediately following the final week of advertising. Beginning Tuesday, February 4, 2014, all tax sales will be held in the Municipal Building (Old Courthouse), 535 Telfair Street, Augusta, Georgia, 30901, 2nd Floor Commission chambers. Sales are open to the public and a list of properties is available to the public in Suite 100-B of the Municipal Building for at least one week prior to the sale, giving ample time to research properties and records. As tax liens are satisfied, the properties will be removed from the list.
The county does not guarantee title, and the purchaser has no use of the property, nor is entitled to any rent payments for at least one year under Georgia law.
The doctrine of Caveat Emptor shall apply to all sales (meaning this is a “Buyer Beware” sale).
The successful bidder must be ready to pay the bid amount in CASH OR CERTIFIED FUNDS to the Tax Commissioner immediately upon conclusion of the tax levy sale. Tax Sales bids are binding in accordance with O.C.G.A. 9-13-170. Beginning July 3, 2012 all successful bidders will be required to present state issued identification.
If you have any questions, please call (706) 821-2412 or (706) 821-2418.
View Current Levy List HERE.