Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office Online Tax Sale



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Terms and Conditions of Sale

 

All bidders must complete a Property Tax Sale Bidder Registration application, be at least (18) years of age and meet the legal requirements in accordance with LA RS 47:2162 which forbids the purchase of a tax sale title by any tax collector or tax assessor for the political subdivision, either directly or indirectly. All potential bidders must register online starting August 1st 2017 and ending August 9th, 2017. No registrations will be accepted on the day of the sale.  Once registered, your bank account will be charged $1.00 to verify the account is valid.  Please visit our website at https://eservices.jpso.com/eservicesPTS , or call the Property Tax Division at (504)363-5710 to obtain further registration information.

All properties/Tax Sale Certificates offered for sale and sold at this tax sale are offered and sold on an “as is” basis only. The Sheriff and Ex-Officio Tax Collector of Jefferson Parish makes no warranty whatsoever as to any property offered at this tax sale and his sole interest in the sale of these properties through this tax sale is the recovery of unpaid taxes and/or other liens due Jefferson Parish as directed or permitted by LA Revised Statutes.

Bids will be accepted only during the hours of 8:30 a.m. CST and 4:30 p.m CST on August 16, 2017. The initial bid price will be no less than the total amount due for taxes and other charges, together with interest, penalties, and expenses of sale. Any property not sold at the Tax Sale will be immediately adjudicated to the Parish.

You must enter a Tax Budget Amount. This is an estimate of the total amount of tax liens you wish to purchase. The tax sale system will monitor your activity and maintain a balance available. You may bid in excess of your tax budget amount. Regardless of the tax budget amount entered, you are not required or committed to purchase any tax liens.

Each parcel will be offered for sale to all bidders beginning with an opening bid of 100% undivided interest. Bidders may bid down a percentage of undivided interest in whole percentage points from 99% to 1%. Regardless of bid down interest, the successful bidder will still remit the total amount due. You will receive an email throughout the day of the tax sale informing you of the current status of your bids. If you are outbid by another bidder, you may elect to rebid with a lesser percentage of undivided interest.

All winning bids are final. No bid will be removed, deleted or refunded.

Each winning bid constitutes an agreement by the winning bidder to purchase a tax sale certificate according to the terms of sale and applicable law. Any breach of said agreement by any bidder may, at the discretion of the Sheriff, result in retraction of the bid and prohibition from participation in future sales.

Once a property has been awarded to the successful bidder, the transaction is final. There are no refunds. The only payment method accepted is electronic check. The successful bidder’s bank account will be charged the total amount of back taxes, interest, and costs due to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office Bureau of Revenue and Taxation the next business day upon the conclusion of the tax sale. A Tax Sale Certificate can be set aside if it is determined that the tax sale purchaser was ineligible to bid at the tax sale or if any parcel was erroneously sold. In these instances, the certificate holder will be reimbursed the principal amount originally paid.

You are purchasing a lien on the property that is created by the taxes and/or other liens due Jefferson Parish. The tax sale certificate does not convey title to the purchaser. If the sale remains unredeemed after the statutory period, the purchaser may begin action to obtain a tax sale deed.

A tax sale purchaser is responsible for all future taxes assessed on the property until the property is redeemed ( LA RS 47:2161).  Failure to pay post-tax sale taxes may result in the property being sold at a future tax sale.

Redemptions: A redemption restores the title of the property as it was before the tax sale thereby reversing the tax sale. LA RS 47:2243 states that all redemptions shall be made through the tax collector of the appropriate political jurisdiction. All redemptions for Jefferson Parish taxes must be conducted by the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office. Redemptions by third parties are invalid. In accordance with the Louisiana Constitution, Article 7, Section 25(B)(1) the property sold shall be redeemable for three years after the date of recordation of the tax sale, by paying the price given, including costs, five percent penalty thereon, and interest at the rate of one percent per month until redeemed.

Disclaimer: The purpose of this document is to provide general information and guidelines relative to tax sale and tax sale redemptions and is not to be construed as a legal opinion of the statutes governing tax sales or redemptions. Please consult legal counsel to fully understand the tax sale process and to protect your interest as a tax sale buyer. Newell Normand, in his official capacity as Sheriff and Ex-Officio Tax Collector for the Parish of Jefferson and/or its suppliers provides no warranty, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of the furnished data. While every effort is made to ensure that the content is accurate, we do not warrant that the data available will be error free or that this site will always be available for use. In no respect shall Newell Normand, in his official capacity as Sheriff and Ex-Officio Tax Collector for the Parish of Jefferson and/or its suppliers incur any liability for any damages, including, but limited to, direct, indirect, special, or consequential damages whatsoever arising out of, resulting from, or any way connected to the use or performance of this website, whether or not based upon warranty, contract, tort, negligence, or otherwise.