MEMPHIS, Tenn. (Dec. 18, 2015) – Shelby County will host its quarterly tax sale of delinquent properties online on CivicSource.com starting Tuesday, January 19th at 8:00 a.m. CST through Thursday, January 21st at 8:00 p.m. CST. The implementation of an online tax sale is the first of its kind for the state of Tennessee, and it allows people to bid from their computers instead of in-person at the courthouse.
Over 500 residential, commercial and vacant properties included in January’s sale will be posted to CivicSource.com Saturday, Dec. 19 at noon.
“Having the tax sale online makes the process more efficient and streamlined,” said Shelby County Trustee David Lenoir. “Not only is it convenient, it broadens the pool of prospective bidders, potentially increasing revenue for the county.”
Registration is free and open now. The opening bid for a property includes delinquent city and county taxes, accrued interest and penalty charges, court costs, attorney fees, as well as service and title costs. Owners of the property may still pay the amount of taxes governing the sale up until the close of business prior to the day of the sale.
“Delinquent taxes have a significantly negative impact on the potential revenue for country government. We are sincerely grateful to be given the opportunity to assist Shelby County and offer a viable solution to redress the problem through the use of our technology,” said CivicSource CEO Bryan Barrios.