1. Tax sales in Bulloch County are typically held once or twice per year. All tax sales are held the first Tuesday of those months either on the back patio (parking lot side of building) or in the lobby of the Bulloch County Annex located at 113 North Main Street in Statesboro, GA. The sale is valid when it takes place on a legal holiday. Click on Tax Sale Listings for upcoming dates, if any sales are scheduled.
2. The sale is to be at public outcry beginning at 10:00 A.M. and lasting until either the last property is sold or until 4:00 P.M., whichever occurs first.
3. Tax sale advertising will be in the Statesboro Herald. The ads will run for four consecutive weeks, with the last ad running the week preceding the tax sale. For a list of the properties being sold, you will need to purchase a newspaper from the Statesboro Herald. You may contact the Statesboro Herald at (912) 764-9031.
4. Properties auctioned will include properties with IRS liens, but will not include properties in bankruptcy.
5. You will be required to pre-register for the sale. There is no fee to attend a tax sale.
6. Acceptable forms of payment are cash or cashier’s check. We recommend that you have the cash or check on hand to immediately pay for the property purchased. Payment must be made within one hour after sale ends. No credit card payments can be accepted due to the cardholders ability to cancel a payment without our knowledge. If you cannot pay within one hour after the sale is over (your bank is out of town, etc.), make arrangements before the sale to have the funds available or do not bid.
7. Properties that are not sold at the auction may either be purchased by the County for the minimum purchase price, or it may be sold at the next tax sale. Liens cannot be purchased over-the-counter.
8. Bidding may not be done via mail; however, a representative may bid for you as long as he/she has the proper funds to pay for the property immediately after the sale.
9. If you are the successful bidder at a tax sale, it is your responsibility to foreclose the right to redeem the property one year after the tax sale.
Purchasers of properties at tax sales have certain responsibilities regarding the sale. We suggest you consult legal counsel to determine the correct course of action before and after the purchase of property at a tax sale. The Tax Commissioner’s office can give NO information or legal advice after the sale is complete. You must consult an attorney concerning all matters of redemption. For complete information on tax sales in Georgia, please refer the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (O.C.G.A.).