Tax Sale

The 2023 Tax Sale was held on October 4, 2023. Please see below for general information and the listing of sold properties.

Basic Tax Sale Information

If a property is delinquent for three or more installments, it is eligible for tax sale. Please click the following link for information related to tax sale: 2023 General Tax Sale Information (PDF) (Information is subject to change)  

An IRS Form W-9 is required with all Tax Sale registrations. Please click on the following link to obtain an IRS Form W-9. This form must be uploaded through the GovEase website with your registration. IRS Form W-9 and Instructions (PDF)

If you have any questions regarding prior tax sales or the tax sale process in general please contact Scot Harber at 260-449-7917 or the main Auditor office line at 260-449-7241.

Properties sold at the 2023 Allen County Tax Sale can be found at this link.  2023 Sold Properties  Please note that certain information is subject to change(i.e., redeemed properties, surplus amounts as subsequent taxes are paid, etc). For the most up-to-date information please please contact Scot Harber at 260-449-7917 or the main Auditor office line at 260-449-7241.

Unsold Tax Sale Properties

Certain unsold properties from the tax sale may be certified to the Board of Commissioners and subsequently assigned and deeded to the Allen County Community Development Corp (ACCDC) for resale to the public. Please contact Auditor's office to determine if a property was deeded to the ACCDC, as not all unsold tax-sale properties are deeded to the ACCDC. For information concerning ACCDC properties, please contact their office at 260-449-3276 or visit the ACCDC page.

The Internal Revenue Service no longer grants the county blanket permission to sell the properties included in a tax sale, meaning that it no longer agrees to wave its lien interest with the issuance of a Tax Title Deed.  If the property is subject to a Federal Tax Lien, the purchaser would need to apply for a Certificate of Discharge of Property From Federal Tax Lien.  See Publication 783, Application Form 14135.