Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Tax Claim Bureau

Welcome to the County of Lycoming Tax Claim Bureau web site.  Thomas Heap, Tax Claim Director, invites you to browse the most recent information concerning our delinquent real estate tax sales and feel free to contact us at any time with any questions that you might have.

Contact us with any questions at taxclaim@lyco.org

General Information

The Tax Claim Bureau is responsible for collecting delinquent real estate taxes for the 7 school districts and the 60 townships/boroughs located throughout Lycoming County.

All real estate taxes are considered delinquent if not paid by December 31st of the current year.  Any unpaid taxes are returned to the Tax Claim Bureau during the month of January are assessed with a filing fee of $25.00 dollars.  Interest begins to accrue in February at a rate of 9% annually.  The Tax Claim Bureau conducts two regular tax sales each year. UPSET TAX SALES are held during the month of September and JUDICIAL SALES are held normally in April or May.

Delinquent real estate taxes may be paid to the bureau at any time prior to the 2nd year of delinquency. For up-to-date delinquent amounts due - please call (570) 327-2274 or e-mail your inquiries to taxclaim@lyco.org.

The County of Lycoming Tax Claim Bureau makes no representations, guarantees, nor warranty on any properties sold during tax sales.  The Bureau also does not give legal advice concerning delinquent tax issues.

For current township/school district millage rates, click here.

For information on elected Tax Collectors, click here.

Upset Tax Sales

Upset Tax Sales are conducted for the purpose of collecting delinquent real estate taxes owed on any properties in Lycoming County and are held during the month of September of each year.

  • 2007 Upset Tax Sale results click here
  • 2006 Upset Tax Sale results click here
  • 2005 Upset Tax Sale results click here
  • 2004 Upset Tax Sale results click here
  • 2003 Upset Tax Sale results click here

Judicial Tax Sales

 Judicial sales are normally conducted for properties not sold at the September upset sale.  Judicial Sales are ordered by the Lycoming County Court of Common Pleas and is sometimes referred to as the “Free & Clear” sales since all tax and municipal liens are discharged as well as mortgages and other filed liens. Effective 2007, the County of Lycoming will conduct Judicial Tax Sales during the month of October each year.  Judicial Tax Sale lists will be published once court approval is acquired.

  • 2007 Judicial Sale results - click here
  • 2006 Judicial Sale results - click here.
  • 2005 Judicial Sale results - click here.
  • 2004 Judicial Sale results - click here.

Repository Sale List

Effective February 15, 2008 - The County of Lycoming is requiring a Minimum Bid of $250.00 per parcel for any REPOSITORY PROPERTY LISTING.

Repository Sale Properties are those that were not purchased at any previous conducted Judicial Tax Sale.  Repository sales are held at the discretion of the Tax Claim Bureau Director.  Listed below are current properties on the County of Lycoming Tax Claim Repository List.  Offers for purchase may be made in writing to the County of Lycoming Tax Claim Bureau (Offer sheet).  If your offer is accepted, we will require an affidavit, signed by each purchaser and notarized.  Successful Affidavit Form (click here for printable form) Remember to check back often as this list is updated frequently!!!

Please note that due to State Law Requirements - Repository bids take 6-8 weeks to process.

Current Repository List (updated 18 Feb 2008)

County of Lycoming Tax Claim Bureau
48 West Third Street
Williamsport, PA  17701
(570) 327-2274
Office Hours:  M-F 8:30 - 5:00

LastUpdated

Last Updated: 2/28/2008 9:20 AM
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