If the property has not been redeemed during the one year redemption period, the holder of the Certificate of Purchase may apply for and receive a Collector’s Deed to the property. A collector’s Deed can be issued to the Certificate of Purchase holder provided the following has occurred:
The legal holder of the Certificate of Purchase is named as the original tax sale purchaser or the assignee on the original Certificate of Purchase:
A lien search on the property has been made by the purchaser and verification furnished to the Collector:
At least ninety days before requesting a Collector’s Deed, the Certificate of Purchase holder has notified any person who holds a publicly recorded deed of trust, mortgage, lease, lien, or claim upon that real estate of their right to redeem such person’s publicly recorded security or claim by certified mail and verification or such mailing furnished to the collector.
If the search revealed no lien holders, the Certificate of Purchase holder has notified the collector by affidavit that no publicly recorded deed of trust, mortgage, lease, lien, or claim exists:
At least ninety days prior to requesting a Collector’s Deed, the Certificate of Purchase holder has notified the publicly recorded at the last known available address. Notification must have been by certified mail, stating the purchaser’s intent to obtain a Collector’s Deed:
The Certificate of Purchase has been surrendered to the collector; and appropriate fees have been paid to the collector including recording and collection fees.
The Collector’s office makes every attempt to notify interested parties:
however, failure to receive notice(s) does not affect the legal time
constraints for redeeming property or obtaining a Collector’s Deed.
Questions? By law the Collector can not give legal advice.