Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office to have online tax title sale
POSTED: Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - 4:00am
UPDATED: Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - 4:04am
Lafourche Parish, La — The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office will host a tax sale on Wednesday, June 20, 2012, from 8:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M., online at www.civicsource.com. By hosting the sale online, bidders that would not normally be able to attend the auction in person are still able to participate. Currently, over 250 properties are slated to go to sale ranging in price from $90.00 to $66,000.00.
This sale is open to the general public. Free registration and a list of available properties are now available at www.civicsource.com. Bidders are encouraged to participate online from the comfort and privacy of their own computer, but a limited number of computer terminals will be available at the old courthouse, located at 201 Green Street in Thibodaux, on Wednesday, June 20 between 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. These computer terminals will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. An LPSO representative will be stationed at the courthouse on Wednesday to direct you to the computer terminal area.
A tax title sale is the sale of properties that have delinquent taxes due. The tax titles for these properties are sold to the public for the amount of the delinquent taxes due, plus any accrued interest, penalties, costs and other statutory impositions. The tax title sale is a low-bid wins style auction in which the property is sold to the purchaser willing to bid on the least percent ownership interest in the property. Winning bidders of the tax sale are expected to pay for their purchases within 72 hours of the close of the auction. Payment must be made in one installment and all sales are final.
Property owners must remit property tax payments by 4:00 P.M. on Tuesday, June 19 to avoid having their property subject to sale. Bills not paid in full by this time will result in the property being sold at Wednesday’s tax sale. Tax payments can be made at the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office Administration Office (200 Canal Boulevard, Thibodaux) or at the South Lafourche Sub-station (102 W. 91st Street, Galliano). For additional information, property owners can call the Thibodaux office at (985) 449-4430 or the Galliano office at (985) 632-5844.
This auction and all future tax sales can be viewed on the civicsource.com website. Bidders can click on the “Archon Information Systems” logo on the LPSO homepage at www.lpso.net. Using the convenient search options, bidders can set the parameters for any property that fall within their interests and budget.