The Tax Claim Bureau conducts upset, judicial and private sales of unpaid real-estate tax properties during the year.
Upset Sale: Properties exposed at the upset sale are offered together with any mortgages, judgments or non-tax liens. Properties offered are sold at a bid equal to or higher than the amount of outstanding taxes, bureau costs and any municipal liens. An upset sale becomes final after confirmation by the Court of Common Pleas.
Judicial Sale: Properties not sold at the upset sale become eligible for judicial sale. The Bureau makes a current owner title search. All known holders of mortgages, judgments or liens are notified that, by order of the Court of Common Pleas, the property will be offered for sale divested of all mortgages, judgments and liens.
Repository Sale: Properties not sold at judicial sale are placed in a "repository" status. This in effect is a bank of unsold properties. The Bureau may host a sale of these properties at the discretion of our Solicitor.
All sales will be advertised on the website.
Unpaid taxes are filed in the Tax Claim Bureau Jan. 15 of each year. Once taxes are filed with the Bureau, partial payments can be paid. If a tax is unpaid after two years with the Bureau and three years after it was issued, the property is exposed to the annual upset sale.
In order to stay the sale of owner occupied property, the owner can enter into an agreement with the Tax Claim Bureau. The owner would pay 25% down in cash, followed by three (3) additional payments.
In order to assure that property owners are aware of the potential sale of their real estate, the Bureau sends certified restricted notification, posts the premises and advertises the properties in local papers.
TO PAY DELINQUENT PROPERTY TAXES ONLINE:
GO TO: https://paylocalgov.com/greene-pa/
Once you are connected to the Online Payment Service, select a payment-type of "delinquent property taxes" and use the Web ID number which can be found on the delinquent notice.
This service allows you to pay your Greene County, PA payments electronically and is a service of Value Payment Systems.
Contact the County Treasurer's office for online paying of the current year county property taxes.