New Guidelines Take Effect for September 17, 2021 Upset Tax Sale
PA Governor Tom Wolf signed Act 33 on June 30, 2021, which requires all bidders to pre-register for tax sales at least 10 days before the sale. It also requires businesses and limited liability corporations to list their officers and investors.
Additionally, a Certification Form must be filled out stating the applicant is not delinquent in paying real estate taxes, is not bidding for or acting as an agent for a person who is barred from participating in the sale; and has not engaged in or permitted an uncorrected housing code violation, failed to maintain property in a reasonable manner, or permitted the use of the property in an unsafe, illegal or unsanitary manner.
To register, the following forms must be filed with the Tax Claim Office:
Certification of Bidder Form (filled out and signed by anyone who is being put on the deed, and Notarized)
Bidder Registration Form (for the appropriate sale)
Copy of Driver’s License or Real ID
$25 Pre-Registration Non-Refundable Fee
Those who do not pre-register by the deadline will not be able to participate in the sale.
Wayne County Tax Claim Bureau conducts Tax Sales under the general provisions of The Pennsylvania Real Estate Tax Sale Law Act 542 of 1947 and its Amendments. This act is codified at 72 PS 5860.101 et seq.
The Wayne County Tax Claim Bureau does not sell tax liens, maintain a mailing list or accept bids over the Internet. The Tax Claim Bureau will sell property as described on the dockets in the Bureau and makes no warranty or representation as to the description, nor will it make any new survey on property sold. The Bureau also reserves the right to void any sale if the Bureau discovers a defect with regard to said sale.