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Land Sale Questions and Answers

Q. What is the date, time, and location of your tax sales?

A. It is always in November, 9:00 a.m., and held in the Court House.

Q. How often do you hold tax sales?

A. Only once a year.

Q. Does your County hold a deed sale in addition to a lien sale?

A. No.

Q. When and where will the tax sale be advertised?

A. It will be advertised 3 consecutive Saturdays in the MARTINSBURG JOURNAL.

Q. How and when do I register for the tax sale?

A. You don't register for the sale.

Q. What are the payment requirements at the sale?

A. Certified funds (cash, money order, or cashier's check).

Q. What is the bidding process?

A. Bidding starts at the amount of taxes.

Q. What type of document is issued at the sale?

A. A Certificate of Sale.

Q. Are there any other expenses in addition to the cost of the lien?

A. No.

Q. What is the foreclosure process and will the County handle the foreclosure process for a fee?

A. Intonation can be obtained at the County Clerk's Office.

Q. What happens to the liens that are not sold at the tax lien sale?

A. They are certified to the state.

Q. Can they be purchased over-the-counter directly from the County?

A. No.

Q. Do you allow investors to invest in Tax Lien Sale without attending the auction via mail or telephone or fax?

A. No we don't.

Q. Can I send a representative to the sale?

A. Yes.

Q. Would you please send me a current list of Tax Lien Certificates available and place me on your mailing list if you have one?

A There are none available, they are all sold the day of the sale. We do not have a mailing list.

Q. Would you please forward me a copy of the statutes regarding tax sales in your jurisdiction?

A. A copy can be obtained at the County Clerk's Office.