Tompkins County New York
Tax Deed Sales
County has its county
seat in Ithaca, and its population in 2000 was 96501. 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 Tompkins
County, visit the county's website at: http://www.co.tompkins.ny.us/
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 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.
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Tompkins County Tax Deed Sales
Tax deed sales in New York are generally conducted by the Treasurer's Office or the Real Property Services Office (or other county department which handles tax sales). You can visit the Tompkins County Treasurer's or Real Property Services website (or other county department which handles tax sales) at:
Information about tax sales in this county is available online at:
No online information
If there is no information online or you have additional questions, the Treasurer's Office or the Real Property Services Office (or other county department which handles tax sales) can be contacted at:
Address: 125 East Court Street, 2nd Floor, Ithaca NY 14850
Many counties in New York retain a private firm to handle tax sales and auctions. Tompkins County retains the following firm:
The next tax sale for Tompkins County is scheduled for: No online information.