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Denton County requires payment in the form of a cashier’s check or money order for the total amount that was bid. Payment plans are not accepted. Payment is not required at the time of purchase. However, the total amount must be paid by 4 pm on the day of sale unless special arrangements are made with the Sheriff’s Department.
Special arrangements are sometimes made if the buyer banks out of state. No deposit is required before the sale.
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Tax Sales are only held when Orders of Sale are issued from the District Courts in reference to tax judgments for delinquent taxes. Sales are not always scheduled each month. Real property is required by Texas law to be sold on the first Tuesday of the month. All counties have sales on the same day.
We advertise the sales in the Denton Record Chronicle on the three Wednesdays prior to the first Tuesday of the month if there is a sale set.
There is no formal registration process. You or your representative must be present in person for the sale.
It is an open/oral bid process.
A Sheriff’s Deed is issued to the purchaser.
All the expenses are included in the opening bid; however, there may be additional taxes due on the property that has accrued since the judgment was rendered.
All the property is sold - either to the public or to the taxing entity who received the judgment. If a property goes to the taxing entity - contact can be made with the attorney who represents that entity for purchase information.
The sale notices are posted at the Denton County Courts Building, at the Courthouse Annex in Lewisville and at the Denton County Sheriff’s Office (visible 24 hours a day).
No, these are conducted by the trustees or attorneys for the lending institutions involved with the loans. These types of sales are also held on the first Tuesday of the month and are posted at the Denton County Courts Building.