City of New Orleans First Ever Adjudicated Property & Tax Deed Auction Details

The City of New Orleans will post the available properties in its first ever Adjudicated Property & Tax Deed Auction here on at noon on Friday, March 6th. Investors will then be able to initiate the legal notification process by placing a $650 deposit on properties they are interested in.

Here is a link to the properties.

Properties in Adjudicated Property & Tax Deed are being sold by the City following the expiration of the redemption period associated with a previously conducted Tax Certificate sale. The winning bidder at a Adjudicated Property & Tax Deed is awarded full ownership of the property for, generally, a fraction of its value. Adjudicated Property & Tax Deed Sale properties that are sold and finalized at a closing will come with title insurance.

Properties are brought to auction in an investor-driven model. Instead of the taxing authority selecting a few properties to auction at a time, publishes their entire catalogue. This way investors can identify individual properties or groups of properties of interest, and personally initiate the auction process.

When an investor chooses to initiate the auction process on one or more properties, she places a deposit on the property, which starts the prerequisite legal research & notification process necessary before sale.

If during that process someone pays all delinquent taxes & fees, the depositor gets her money back.

Otherwise, the depositor will be notified when the auction date is set. At that time, the auction goes live, and the depositor can place her bid. There is a minimum-starting price determined by the taxing authority plus costs, and from there it’s a standard auction wherein the premium bid wins.

If the depositor is not the winning bidder, she is refunded her deposit, and the winning bidder is charged that amount. will then provide all legal documentation and schedule a closing to transfer the deed to the purchaser.

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Annual City of New Orleans 2015 Tax Certificate Sale – March 10-12, 2015

The City of New Orleans will be hosting its 2015 Annual Tax Certificate Sale Tuesday March 10th through Thursday March 12th here on The sale will open at 8am CST on Tuesday the 10th and close at 8pm CST on Thursday the 12th. There are over 4,000 properties available for purchase.

Note that the City has moved its sale from September to March. Click here to view the properties in the sale.

Investors purchase the tax sale certificate by paying the outstanding delinquent tax amount. Property owners have a 3 year redemptive window in which to pay the investor the delinquent amount, an immediate 5% penalty plus and additional 1% for every month since the filing of the tax certificate or risk loosing full ownership of the property. To learn more about the Tax Sale process, see our help guides.

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3,000 tax-delinquent properties in New Orleans headed to auction this July

Thousands of properties taken over by the city because of unpaid taxes will be offered for sale at auction this summer, senior officials in Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s administration said Monday.

The city intends to put more than 3,000 “tax-adjudicated” properties, mostly vacant lots, on the auction block beginning in July.

The properties will be those that previously went unsold in a tax sale and, as a result, became the property of the city. Only properties that have been in the city’s control for at least five years will be sold.

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City of New Orleans to Auction Tax Deeds for 3,000 Adjudicated Properties

FEBRUARY 24, 2015

City to Auction Adjudicated Properties This Summer

Auctions Will Spur New Development; Property Owners Can Pay Taxes & Fees Owed to Stop Sale 

NEW ORLEANS – In March 2015, the City of New Orleans will begin taking the necesssary steps to sell about 3,000 adjudicated properties across the city through a new online auction process. The sale will provide winning bidders with full ownership of each property and with title insurance. This is the City’s first adjudicated property sale in many years, and it is the City’s first time using an online auction to sell adjudicated properties. The first online auctions are expected to take place this summer.“These auctions will help spur new development, reduce blight and strengthen communities across New Orleans,” said Mayor Mitch Landrieu. “As we continue to rebuild New Orleans back stronger and better than before, this is another major step in reviving economic activity across our city. The City will not only collect important revenue, but we’ll be able to encourage new construction and new development in many neighborhoods throughout New Orleans.”A property is adjudicated to the City when its property taxes have not been paid – becoming delinquent – and the City is unable sell the property at a tax sale. The City will only auction properties where five years have elapsed from the date of an attempted tax sale.This is a pioneering effort to move thousands of tax adjudicated properties back to into commerce with an innovative online auction model,” said First Deputy Mayor & Chief Administrative Officer Andy Kopplin. “We are making this process as fair, efficient and transparent as possible. We have already given adjudicated property owners ample time to get caught up on their delinquent taxes and will give them more notices leading up to the sales. These adjudication sales will help the City recoup important revenue to fund essential City priorities, like support for our NOPD officers. At the same time, we are also helping to fight blight and spur new investment in neighborhoods all over New Orleans.”All adjudicated property owners have received multiple notices of taxes owed. There is also a legally-mandated 90-day notification period once the auction process begins for a property. At that point, all owners and interested parties will receive first-class and certified notices of sales. Finally, one general notice publication and two sale advertisements will appear in local newspapers. During that 90-day notification period, owners of adjudicated properties will have the opportunity to pay their delinquent taxes and fees to stop the sale. Once the 90-day period expires and the property is successfully auctioned and sold, all adjudicated property owners, as well as those who have a recorded interest in a delinquent property, will forfeit all rights to the property.

Beginning March 6, 2015, at noon, the City of New Orleans will list about 3,000 adjudicated properties for sale online at These properties will be plotted on a map and each property will include a detailed description. The earliest possible auction date will take place in July due to the mandatory 90-day notification period.

A key goal of the adjudicated property auction is to provide a title insurance to the winning bidder. In order to undertake the legal research to provide the title insurance, there will be a two-step process for each property:


When an investor chooses to initiate the auction process on one or more properties, he or she will place a deposit of $650 on each property, which starts the prerequisite legal research and notification process that is required before the auction takes place. The pre-sale process takes approximately 90 days to complete. If, during the 90-day pre-sale period, the current property owner pays all delinquent taxes and fees, the depositor is refunded the deposit and the sale is halted.


If the property is not redeemed by the conclusion of the research and notification period, the auction date is set and the depositors are notified. When the auction goes live, the depositors place their bids and a regular online auction takes place. The minimum starting price will include the cost of the research and legal notifications, closing costs and the cost of the title insurance. Unlike online tax sales, the successful purchaser will own the property free and clear with title insurance. Losing bidders will be refunded their $650 deposit.

Questions about delinquent taxes and the adjudicated property sale process should be directed to Department of Finance’s Bureau of Treasury by calling toll free 1-888-387-8027.


Jeff Davis Police Jury takes up issue of adjudicated property

Friday, February 20, 2015 1:28 PM

Doris Maricle / American Press

JENNINGS — The Jeff Davis Parish Police Jury is exploring ways to handle adjudicated property.

On Wednesday, the Police Jury heard a presentation from Bryan Barrios of CivicSource, a New Orleans-based company that handles the sale of adjudicated property for parishes and municipalities.

“We have been looking for a solution to our adjudicated property,” parish attorney David Bruchhaus said in introducing the firm at the panel’s agenda meeting.

Adjudicated properties are those properties that have outstanding delinquent taxes and have failed to sell in previous tax sales. The parish has several such properties, including about 15 that are partly owned with the city of Jennings, according to Bruchhaus.

CivicSource provides government agencies with a no-cost, liability-free solution for the sale of tax deed and tax adjudicated property and provides investors with guaranteed title insurance coverage for the property, Barrios said. The sales are conducted online.

“This is a turn-key solution for adjudicated property,” Barrios said.

The Police Jury will determine the selling price based on the amount of the tax lien and other fees owed. Most of the property involved has been adjudicated for at least five years, Barrios said.

Barrios said the aim of the company is to get the adjudicated property back on the tax rolls to increase revenues generated by the property taxes. It also encourages redevelopment of property that may have stood neglected for years.

“If the property doesn’t sell, it just sits there,” Barrios said. “But once you get it back on the tax roll with a new owner you can start getting taxes on it and you won’t have to be spending money to maintain the property.”

The Police Jury maintains the adjudicated properties and adds the cost of the upkeep to the property lien, which is paid when the property is sold.

The Police Jury’s Adjudicated Property Committee is expected to consider the company’s offer next week, Bruchhaus said. CivicSource has a contract with nearly a dozen parishes and municipalities to handle their adjudicated properties, according to Barrios.