Q. Where will the Delinquent Tax Sale be held?
A. The sale is usually held in the County Commission Chamber located in the County Administration Building, 734 North Center Street, Duchesne, Utah.
Q. What time will the sale begin?
A. The sale usually begins at 10:00 am.
Q. Do I have to be there to bid on any of the properties I'm interested in?
A. You, or an authorized representative, need to be in attendance at the tax sale to bid on properties.
Q. Do I need to be registered to bid?
A. A registration form will need to be completed and a bidder number obtained on the morning of the sale. The name and address on the registration form will be the name and address placed on the Auditor's Tax Deed if you are the successful bidder.
Q. What is the bidding process?
A. The bidding process is an auction. The beginning bid is the amount listed with the property (taxes, penalty, interest, and administrative costs). Bids then go up in increments of at least $10 (ten dollars).
Q. When will a list of properties going to sale be available?
A. The list of properties going to sale will be printed in the local newspaper, Uintah Basin Standard, for four (4) weeks prior to the date of sale. Also, our web site will have a listing that will be updated as needed.
Q. Where are the properties located?
A. All bidders are responsible for their own research. It is recommended that you thoroughly research any delinquent tax sale property before you bid on the property. The County Recorder's office has maps available for purchase. You may also check with our Information Systems department.
Q. What happens to the properties that do not sale at the delinquent tax sale?
A. The properties that do not sale at the delinquent tax sale are sold or struck to Duchesne County.
Q. Are there any properties available that were sold or struck to Duchesne County from previous sales?
A. Not at this time.
Q. Does Duchesne County offer a finance program for purchasing properties?
A. We do not offer a finance program for purchasing properties. Payment for properties purchased at the delinquent tax sale need to be paid to the County Treasurer's office on or before 2 (two) hours after the sale ends on the day of the sale. Payment must be in the form of cash or certified funds.
Q. If I am a successful bidder, when will I receive my Auditor's Tax Deed?
A. After a ten (10) day protest period, the tax sale is reviewed by the Board of County Commission. The sale is ratified at a regularly schedule County Commission meeting. Upon ratification of the tax sale the County Clerk-Auditor will prepare Auditor's Tax Deeds and deliver the deeds to the County Recorder. Upon receiving the tax deeds the County Recorder will record the deeds and mail the deeds to the new property owners.