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.
ADJOURNMENT/POSTPONEMENT OF APRIL 1, 2020 JUDICIAL SALE (2020-J1)
TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC:
In light of the declared national and state emergencies regarding the COVID-19 virus, and in compliance with the emergency Order as promulgated by the Pa. Supreme Court on March 18, 2020, the Court-ordered tax sale scheduled for April 1, 2020, has been adjourned until May 20, 2020. Further circumstances may develop that will require a further postponement, but any such notice will be posted on the Greene County Website.
Our office will remain in operation, but is closed to the public until further notice.
Sue Ellen Kingan
Tax Claim Director
**Tax sale bidder registration forms that have already been turned in will be honored for the May 20, 2020 Judicial Sale. Those yet to register need to have both forms notarized and mailed to our office by May 13, 2020. Bidder Registration forms can be found HERE
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.