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Important Media Release Concerning Delinquent Real Estate Tax SalePosted 09/23/22
Effective this year, the Sheriff’s office will no longer conduct the annual Real Estate Tax Lien Sale. The WV Legislature passed Senate Bill 552 into Law during this year’s session that now makes the WV State Auditor responsible for conducting these sales. The Sheriff’s Tax Office
must certify a list of Delinquent properties to the WV State Auditor’s Office at the close of the business day on October 31 st each year. Once this list is submitted to the Auditor’s Office, the landowner must then contact the Auditor’s Office to redeem the property before it is sold or after it is sold by them. There is a very limited time after this sale occurs for any redemptions to be made due to this new process. The list of 2021 Delinquent properties have been published in the newspaper as well as certified letters have been sent out to the last current address at the time of assessment.
Please use this as a reminder of the importance of paying your Real Estate Taxes by October 31 st each year to avoid further hassle and unnecessary fees of redeeming your property through the WV State Auditor’s Office.
Individuals can read the new law in its entirety by going to wvlegislaure.gov and go to chapter 11A of the WV State Code.
To pay your County Taxes you can visit the Monroe County Sheriff’s Tax Office daily from 8:30am - 4:20pm. Delinquent forms of payments are cash, cashiers check, money order, or credit card in office only.
Jeff Jones, Sheriff of Monroe County