Tax Claim

 

Director Cynthia Gehris

 

About the Office

The Tax Claim Bureau is responsible for collecting delinquent real estate taxes for 3 school districts and the 13 townships/ boroughs located throughout Pike County. All Real Estate taxes are considered delinquent if not paid by December 31st of the current year. Any unpaid taxes are returned to the Bureau in January for further collection. A $15.00 fee per claim is applied. Interest accrues at a rate of 9% annually.

Online Delinquent Tax Search

The Tax Claim Bureau now has available to the public our current list of Delinquent Taxes. It is a search form that you can search either by Last Name or Buiness Name. Please note that this is not a certified search. To have a certified tax search you must contact our office.

To use the search please follow this link.

 

Pay Taxes by Credit Card

If you would like to pay your taxes by credit card, please follow these steps:

1. Contact our office to find out the exact amount owed. You must have your control number to identify the property you are paying on.

2. Either call 800-272-9829 and use Jurisdiction Code 4840 or go online at Official Payments. Please be aware that a nominal fee is charged by Official Payments for this service.

 

Upset Tax Sales are conducted for the purpose of collecting delinquent real estate taxes owned on any properties in the county. All liens, mortgages, etc. are carried with the sale of the property. Current year's taxes are included in the upset price at the sale. There is NO REDEMPTION PERIOD once the property is sold.

THE UPSET SALE IS ADVERTISED IN THE PIKE COUNTY DISPATCH, NEWS EAGLE & LAW JOURNAL ONE MONTH PRIOR TO THE UPSET SALE.

Use the Downloadable Documents section to the right to download the Bidder Registration Form for Upset and Judicial Sales.

 

LAND REPOSITORY SALE

THE COUNTY OF PIKE HAS ESTABLISHED A REPOSITORY FOR UNSOLD PROPERTY IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THE ACT OF JULY 7, 1947 (P.L. 1368, NO. 542) AS AMENDED. THESE PROPERTIES HAVE PREVIOUSLY BEEN EXPOSED TO JUDICIAL SALE.

THE COUNTY OF PIKE THROUGH THE PIKE COUNTY TAX CLAIM BUREAU IS SOLICITING BIDS IN WRITING IN A SEALED ENVELOPE MARKED "REPOSITORY BID” ON THESE PROPERTIES. ALL BIDS SHOULD BE MAILED TO CYNTHIA GEHRIS, DIRECTOR, PIKE COUNTY TAX CLAIM BUREAU, ADMINISTRATION BUILDING, 506 BROAD STREET, MILFORD, PA 18337. PHONE # 570-296-3407. 

 

BIDS WILL BE OPENED ON FRIDAY NOVEMBER 15, 2019.

THE TAX CLAIM BUREAU RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REJECT ANY AND ALL BIDS.

STARTING BID IS $1,250.00***(see below) PLUS FILING FEES. FILING FEES INCLUDE: Transfer Tax (2% of the bid amount, Recording fee of $83.75, Prothonotary Fee of $5.50, and Deed Preparation of $50.00).

THE BIDDER WILL BE NOTIFIED BY MAIL WITHIN 14 DAYS WHETHER OR NOT THE BID WAS ACCEPTED. ** IF ACCEPTED, THE LETTER WILL PROVIDE THE AMOUNT NEEDED AND ANY OTHER INFORMATION NEEDED TO COMPLETE THE TRANSACTION. THE BIDDER HAS 10 WORKING DAYS FROM THE DATE OF THE LETTER TO SUBMIT PAYMENT USING CERTIFIED FUNDS (BANK CK., CERTIFIED CHECK OR MONEY ORDER.

THESE PROPERTIES ARE BEING SOLD "AS IS" AND NO GUARANTEE OR WARRANTY IS GIVEN AS TO ANY MATTER WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE SUITABILITY OF THE PROPERTY FOR BUILDING PURPOSES.

(PURSUANT TO 72 P.S.}5860.627,) THESE PROPERTIES SHALL BE CONVEYED TO THE SUCCESSFUL BIDDER UPON PAYMENT OF THE AGREED PRICE, FREE AND CLEAR OF ALL TAX AND MUNICIPAL CLAIMS, MORTGAGES, LIENS AND CHARGES AND ESTATES OF WHATSOEVER KIND, EXCEPT GROUND RENTS SEPARATELY TAXED, PROVIDED THE CONSENT THAT IS REQUIRED BY 72 P.S.5860.627 ARE RECEIVED.

Pursuant to Section 619(a) of the Real Estate Tax Sale Law, 72 P.S. Section 5860.619(a), the successful bidder, including any corporation, partnership, limited liability company, business trust, estate trust or other association of the successful bidder, must certify that the bidder is not delinquent in paying real estate taxes to any of the taxing districts where the property is located, and that the successful bidder has no municipal utility bills that are more than one year outstanding.

The Repository will remain open until July 31, 2020, at which time it will close for updating.

The bolded properties were added to the list from our 2019 Judicial Sale.

**- IN DELAWARE & GREENE TOWNSHIP, AUTHORIZATION FROM THOSE TOWNSHIPS TO SELL IS REQUIRED. AS A RESULT, IT WILL TAKE LONGER IN THOSE TOWNSHIPS. LETTERS WILL GO OUT AFTER WE GET RESPONSE FROM TOWNSHIP.

***-THE 7 PROPERTIES LISTED AT THE END OF THE LIST HAVE A DIFFERENT STARTING BID. THE AMOUNT AFTER THE DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY IS THE STARTING BID FOR THAT PROPERTY.

ATTACHED IS A LIST OF PROPERTIES IN THE LAND REPOSITORY FOR WHICH THE PIKE COUNTY TAX CLAIM BUREAU IS SOLICTING BIDS FOR.

CLICK HERE FOR LIST

 

Use the Downloadable Documents section to the right to download the Repository Bid Sheet.

 

Judicial Sales Are Closed At This Time

These are properties that have been up for regular upset sale but remain unsold. These sales are ordered by the Court and are often referred to as the "Free & Clear" sale since all tax and municipal liens are discharged as well as mortgages and other filed liens. These properties are sold for a minimum price, set just to cover costs of the sale.

 

 

 

NOTICE!! ALL SALES ARE BUYER BEWARE!!

THOROUGHLY INVESTIGATE ANY PROPERTY YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PURCHASING.

ASSESSMENT RECORDS SHOULD BE CHECKED. WE ADVISE YOU TO LOOK AT THE PROPERTY BEFORE BIDDING.

PURCHASERS OF PROPERTIES IN PLANNED COMMUNITIES SHOULD CONTACT THE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION TO SEE IF THERE ARE ANY ADDITIONAL CHARGES FOR A NEW PURCHASER.

YOU WILL RECEIVE A TAX CLAIM DEED, NOT CLEAR TITLE TO THE PROPERTY.

MOST TITLE INSURANCE COMPANIES WILL NOT INSURE THE PROPERTY WITHOUT A QUIT CLAIM DEED OR AN ACTION TO QUIET TITLE.

THE BUREAU DOES NOT GIVE LEGAL ADVICE CONCERNING DELINQUENT TAXES.

Office Info

Hours M-F 8:30 - 4:30
Phone 570-296-3407
Fax 570-296-3412
Internal Extension 1180
Address 506 Broad Street
Milford, PA 18337
Contact Email taxclaim@pikepa.org