Tax Certificate Sale
What is the Auction Process?
Certificates are sold in the order advertised. Bidding begins at 18 percent (the maximum rate) and bids down in increments of one-quarter of one percent. Each certificate is sold individually to the bidder offering the lowest interest rate. In the case of a tie at the lowest rate, the winner will be selected using a random number generator in the auction software. Items that receive no bids are "struck" to the county and become county-held certificates. Bids are accepted at 0.00% (zero), but certificates awarded at this rate WILL NOT accrue interest. Bids at 0.00% will not be treated as Proxy bids even in sales using Proxy Bidding.