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Upcoming Tax Sale

posted on 5/26/23

Upcoming Tax Sale

The annual tax sale will be held online on June 19, 2023.  Any unpaid property taxes will be offered for sale to qualifying tax investors, and the monthly penalty will increase from 1.5% to 2%. 

Currently, we have over 400 parcels that remain unpaid.  The list of unpaid taxes will be published in the Marion County Express and posted to our website on Friday, June 2, 2023. 

You may check for outstanding property taxes by clicking the links to our payment page on our county website:  https://marioncountyiowa.gov/treasurer/property_taxes/

Note:  Property tax records only cycle once a year on July 1 when we prepare to issue new tax statements.  Therefore, any ownership changes that happen after July 1 are not reflected on tax statements or in the system until the next July 1.  If you have purchased/closed on a property after July 1, 2022, you must search for the property by address, parcel, or the old owner’s name to see if the taxes are paid. 

Here are a few important things to remember about property taxes and the tax sale:

  • We accept guaranteed funds only beginning June 5 – NO CHECKS.
  • Unpaid taxes are sold at tax sale; not properties.  However, if the taxes remain unpaid, the tax sale investor may begin legal proceedings to acquire the deed to the property after 1 year and 9 months. 
  • We accept partial payments on regular taxes.  However, we cannot accept partial payments on taxes that are in a tax sale.  Therefore, even if you can’t pay the full amount due right now, we encourage you to pay what you can on your current taxes to limit the amount sold at tax sale.

Additional details about the tax sale process can be found on our website:  https://marioncountyiowa.gov/treasurer/tax_sale/.   If you have questions, you may contact our office for more information,

Your Treasurer,

Michaela Bigaouette