Jackson County tax sale scheduled

Jackson County will conduct a tax sale Oct. 27 for delinquent real properties that have taxes and special assessments due from the prior year’s spring installment.

In Indiana, the county treasurer and auditor are required to sell tax liens on delinquent properties.

Jackson County will offer these tax sale certificates at a public auction for a minimum bid that is not less than the total amount due in delinquent taxes, costs, special assessments and penalties.

“The purpose of the tax sale is to offer these delinquent properties to collect back taxes to help fund local government services,” county Auditor Kathy Hohenstreiter said.

County Treasurer Roger Hurt said there are currently 89 properties available for the tax sale totaling $305,312.51 in delinquencies.

Jackson County has contracted with SRI Inc., an Indianapolis-based company that conducts tax sales, commissioners’ certificate sales, deed sales and sheriff sales for more than 150 counties in Indiana, Michigan, Colorado, Louisiana and Iowa.

Anyone interested in registering and bidding at the Jackson County tax sale should visit the SRI Inc. website at sriservices.com.