PlatteCounty Courthouse, 2610 14 Street, Columbus, NE
Please arrive by
Sale starts promptly after seating
Registration:Mail to PO Box 967, Columbus, NE68602-0967
W-9 Form filled out and signed
Signed blank check
Rules of Sale
Please arrive before .No check-ins after .
At , seating order numbers will be
distributed.Please fill out the
attached tag and hand to the assistant, after you are seated, and before
We will work off of an updated
list of properties, in the same order.You will receive this updated list when you check in at the sale.This list will be in small print.
We will read the property by
its assigned number (i.e. 1, 2, 3.See property list) along with the tax dollar amount.We will not read legal descriptions or
parcel numbers.The assigned
numbers do not change from the time they are first listed publicly.
Payments from property owners
which were made through the Friday prior to the sale, Bankruptcies, and
Problem Taxes are marked off of our master list.We will inform you of these as we get to
them on the list during the sale.
Sale is Round Robin / Bid Down.Random order of seating.Random start.
Dollar amounts in the newspaper
and on lists do not include delinquent interest.
It is your responsibility to know what you are
buying.There are no refunds.It is your responsibility to understand
state statutes regarding this sale, to understand possible methods of
sale, and to keep current with possible legislation changes.
All properties will be read,
including low priced properties (upon agreement of all bidders)
Immediately after the Round
Robin sale, unpurchased properties can be purchased.
Cell Phones must be turned
Each person here represents
only one bidder.
Taxes (due after today)
Buyers should purchase upcoming
If you purchase subsequent
taxes, and if you pay them after the due date,
We will not compute interest
for you previous to payment.
Send us a blank check.We will compute interest when paid, and
send you a copy of the check.
We have taken properties in
bankruptcy off the list.
Future bankruptcies – we will
not guarantee that you will be notified.
$10 Non Refundable
You will receive a copy of your
completed check with receipts.
We will call you before mailing
We will verify your mailing
address with you.
You will receive a copy of your
certificate.The treasurer’s office
will retain original certificates.See Redemption.
$10 Fee for each certificate
will be assessed, and is non-refundable.
Advertising fees are included.
No Certificate will be issued
if taxes get paid PRIOR to certificate ISSUANCE.
If payment is made by land
owner after certificate issuance, but before they are mailed to you, the
redemption check will be sent to you.
It takes 5 – 10 days to process
You will be paid 14% interest
from the date of sale to the date of redemption.We cannot guarantee that current
legislation will not change this rate.
The $10 certificate fee is not
Because we hold the original
certificate (beginning 2011), we have the ability to send the certificate
holder the redemption check without first receiving the original
certificate back into our office.
All redemption payments will
require cashiers checks made out to the certificate holder.We will forward these directly from our
office to that certificate holder.Payments
received by cash will be paid by a check from our office.
Documents.We will send to you by mail,
after certificates are processed:
Copies of original
certificates.Originals will be
held in our office.
Copies of paid tax receipts.
Copies of your check.
Redemption checks if received
after certificate is issued.
We offer no extra services.
No duplicate certificates or
No duplicate subsequent tax
statements to you or other service providers.
process (if used):“The person who
offers to pay the amount of taxes due on any real property for the smallest
portion of the same shall be the purchaser, and when such person designates the
smallest portion of the real property for which he or she will pay the amount
of taxes assessed against any such property, the portion thus designated shall
be considered an undivided portion.If
no person bids for a less quantity than the whole, the treasurer may sell any
real property to anyone who will take the whole and pay the taxes and charges
interest:The purchaser and prior owner
will become co-owners of the entire tract, with the division of authority based
on the extent of the purchaser’s undivided interest.77-1807.
Nebraska Tax Sale information can be found in Nebraska
Statutes 77-1801 and following at:http://statutes.laws.com/nebraska/Chapter77.This office cannot accept responsibility to
offer complete information or training regarding tax sales.