Bidding Rules

Bidding Rules - 2019 Taylor County Tax Lien Auction

If you are new to Realauction tax lien auction websites, we recommend you proceed in the following fashion: 

  1. If you are not completely familiar with the statutes governing tax liens in this state, read the “Tax Certificate Process” document located at the left of the home page. It is a plain English summary of the law and will only take ten minutes to read.  
  2. Review the Summary of Important Dates (see below)
  3. Register. You will create your own User Name and Password as part of the process.
  4. Bidding Process
    • Decide how much money you want to invest in tax liens for this auction. Pick a dollar amount. ($10,000 for example)
    • Enter that amount as your budget.
    • Bid as many quality liens as you can. Your budget will limit how much you can win no matter how many bids you place, so bid as many quality items as possible. As soon as you win tax certificates that equal the amount of your budget, all other bids you placed are canceled.
  5. You may place as many bids as you like before making a deposit, but none of your bids will count unless the deposit requirement is met before the deadline (See Summary of Important Dates).
  6. As a batch closes, you may see the results for that batch by clicking “Results” on the menu inside the auction website. Clicking the “Sold To” link on the auction results page will display all the bids on that item along with other useful information. After seeing results, you may want to go back and change some of your bids in upcoming batches.


Summary of Important Dates



  Bidder Accounts
  Allow foreign bidder registrations No
  Single simultaneous bidder rule No
  Allow sub-accounts Yes
  Auction Information
  Bidding style Proxy Bid Auction
  0% bids use proxy system Yes
  Automatic certificate rollup / rollup fee Yes $2.25
  Auction Dates and Times
  Registration begins (site opens)**   05/10/2019 at 10:00 AM ET  
  Deposits or budgets begin    05/10/2019 at 10:00 AM ET  
  Bidding begins    05/10/2019 at 10:00 AM ET  
  Deposits or budgets end   05/31/2019 at 3:00 PM ET  
  Registrations end   05/31/2019 at 3:00 PM ET  
  First batch closes   05/31/2019 at 10:00 AM ET  
  Batch closing interval 60 Minutes
  Last batch closes (auction ends)   05/31/2019 at 3:00 PM ET  
  Payment due date   06/05/2019 at 11:00 PM ET  
  Budget, Deposit and Payment Information  
  Deposit or Budget required (% of estimated winnings)     100%
  Minimum deposit amount ---
  Deposit and Payment types: Deposits Payments
      Budget  Yes ---
      ACH  No No
      ACH auto-debit final payment  --- No
      Wire transfers No Yes
      Counter payments No No
  Redemption available via ACH No
  Public Access
  Public computers available  Taylor County Public Library
  ** Subject to change. The site will open when approved by the County.  


For an explanation of any of the terms above, please visit the FAQs.


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