Buffalo, New York
Tax Deed Sales
is located in Erie County, New York. A map
the location of all New York counties is available at
http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/maps/new_york_map.html. For more information about Buffalo, visit the city's
website at: http://www.ci.buffalo.ny.us/document_3.html
There are 62 counties in the state of New York. Tax collections are handled at the county level and by the cities and municipalities that have charters and provisions for the collection of taxes. Tax lien certificates can be sold, as is the case in New York City and Nassau County. Both counties and cities authorize public auctions. Sales are usually conducted in April or August, but the dates can vary. Many counties and municipalities in New York retain a private firm to handle tax sales and auctions.
Legal age requirements, which differ for different classes of properties, refer to the age of the oldest tax lien on an individual property’s balance. For Class 2 (multiple dwellings, excluding cooperatives and condominiums), Class 3 (utility properties), and Class 4 (commercial, industrial) properties, a property’s entire balance of delinquent charges is eligible for sale once the oldest tax lien remains unpaid for at least one year.
For Class 1 (one thru five family homes) and Class 2 (residential condos and co-ops) properties, a property’s entire balance of delinquent charges is eligible for sale once the oldest tax lien remains unpaid for at least three years.
Some municipalities (e.g., New York City) do not offer liens for sale to individual investors or the general public. Check the rules in your area. Also, sales can be crowded.
Rogue Real Estate Investor Collection contains detailed information on tax sales in all 50 states, including New York tax deed sales.
Buffalo Tax Deed Sales
Some municipalities in New York conduct tax deed sales. You can visit the Buffalo city department which handles tax sales at:
Information about tax sales in this city is available online at:
http://www.city-buffalo.com/document_1082_94.html AND http://www.city-buffalo.com/document_700_94.html
If there is no information online or you have additional questions, the department which handles tax sales can be contacted at:
Address: 120 City Hall, Buffalo NY 14202
The following private firm assists or handles tax sales and auctions in Buffalo: