Nearly 75-percent of the properties offered as part of the recent Starke County Certificate Sale sold. A final report from the vendor that conducted the sale for the county indicates 36 of 47 properties sold Tuesday. All had previously been offered at tax sales and had not been sold. Both tax and certificate sales are designed to get properties back onto the county’s tax rolls.
Lien buyers must meet the requirements set out in state law. The redemption period for properties is 120 day after a certificate sale. Until a buyer is issued a tax deed for the property, ownership is not conveyed. Also, all properties are sold as-is without warranty. The buyer is also required to pay all taxes due and payable in the year of the sale. Click Starke County Certificate Sale Statistics for a copy of the certificate sale report provided by the vendor.