Friday, July 27, 2018

2017 Delinquent Property Tax Sale To Be Conducted Online

Tax Assessor/Collector Darlene Bane is pleased to announce that the Winston County Land Tax Sale for delinquent 2017 real property taxes will be conducted exclusively online. The auction will begin on August 27th, 2018 at 8:30 A.M. and will continue each subsequent day until all parcels have been offered for sale. A Mississippi based company, GovEase, will host the auction. The sale will be a live bid auction at the following website: http://auctions.govease.com.

In the past, most tax lien auctions were time-consuming and intensive processes. Bidders had to either take off from work or have some type of representation at each auction. GovEase has created a unique setup that alleviates this laborious process by allowing bidders to bid for tax liens online. Bidders can watch each auction or upload a list that auto bids with preset amounts on liens of interest. Bidders may use the auto bid process as early as Saturday morning, August 25th.

There are many new features that this service will bring to the participants of the auction. The local tax office will provide a user orientation for those concerned about using the new system. A live training session will be hosted at the courthouse on August 13th at 4:00 P.M. and again at 6:00 P.M. In addition, weekly online webinar training sessions will be hosted on the auction website (training.govease.com).

Online Registration for the Winston County sale will begin on July 30th, 2018. After registration, those wishing to bid must still arrange payment and verify registration with the county. The contact information will be available at the time of registration. Bidders are reminded the payment arrangement process must be done prior to any bidding. GovEase Support Phone Number is 769-208-5050 if those interested have any questions.