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October 11, 2011

Oswego County Will Hold Annual Auction of Tax Properties Oct. 29

MEXICO -- The Oswego County Real Property Tax Service will sell up to 141 parcels of tax delinquent properties at the annual tax property auction Saturday, Oct. 29, at Oswego County BOCES, county Route 64, Mexico.

Oswego County takes title to residential and farm properties after the taxes have gone unpaid for approximately four years. Title is taken for vacant land and commercial properties after two years of non-payment of taxes. The auction inventory may include open land, mobile home sites, residential, commercial and waterfront properties.

Former owners were allowed to buy back their properties for the full amount of taxes due until Sept. 30, 2011. Prior owners who did not pay the back taxes are now prohibited from bidding at auction and no longer have an interest or rights in the tax delinquent parcels they once owned.

Debra Mullenax, Director of Real Property Tax Service, said a complete list of properties with photos and maps of each parcel is listed on the Sivers Auction Service Web site at www.siversauctionservice.com.

The auction will be divided into two sessions.

  • Session 1 - Beginning at 9:30 a.m. will include parcels located in the towns and/or villages of Granby, Hannibal, Mexico, Minetto, New Haven, Oswego City, Oswego Town, Palermo, Phoenix, Schroeppel, Scriba and Volney (subject to change).

  • Session 2 - Beginning no earlier than 11 a.m. will include parcels located in the towns and/or villages of Albion, Cleveland, Constantia, Hastings, Orwell, Parish, Redfield, Pulaski, Richland, Sandy Creek, West Monroe, and Williamstown (subject to change).

Bidder registration starts at 8 a.m. and continues throughout the auction. In order to register, citizens must provide their driver's license or other acceptable photo ID, and their social security number.

Bidders will receive a description and view a computer presentation that includes a photograph of each parcel as it is offered for sale. Prior owners, their immediate family members, and anyone having delinquent property taxes in Oswego County may not bid at the auction.

More information is available by contacting the Oswego County Real Property Tax Service at 349-8315 or 1-800-596-3200, ext. 8315 or Sivers Auction Service Inc. at 343-3325, www.siversauctionservice.com.


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