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2017 Tax Sale

2017 Annual Online Tax Sale:
Monday June 19th, 2017

Registration begins Monday May 22nd, 2017 at www.iowataxauction.com, and is $45 per bidder.

All bidders must be successfully registered online by Wednesday June 14th, 2017 at 11:59PM to participate in the tax sale.

Tax Sale Terms & Conditions:   Click here to read our terms for the 2017 Online Tax Sale.

Delinquent Tax List: will appear closer to May 29th, 2017

Tax Sale History:   2014 - Present
2016 TaxSale Report

Please direct any questions to:  treasurer@co.buchanan.ia.us.


You will earn 2% interest on taxes purchased.  You will be written a check from our office once the property owner has redeemed the tax sale certificate.

A tax sale purchaser may pay subsequent taxes and special assessments on the same parcel on which she/he holds the tax sale certificate.  These may be paid on the 45th day following the penalty date –i.e, May 15th, and November 15th.  Unless the last day to pay taxes falls on a Saturday or Sunday, then the subsequent payment can be made on the following business day.

The Tax Sale investor is responsible for knowing when subsequent payments can be made.  The Treasurer's Office is not responsible for notifying an investor of subsequent payments that can be paid.  Only items due in the current fiscal year or prior may be paid on a ‘sub-list’.  Failure to report sub-list payments could result in their omission from the redemption calculation.  Subsequent tax payments must be received by 4:30 PM. of the last business day of the month in order to accrue interest for that month.  Postmarks cannot be accepted.  Failure to pay the subsequent taxes will result in the taxes being offered for sale again.  If sold again, first tax sale certificate holder will lose his right to pay further subsequent payments.