PA Governor Tom Wolf signed Act 33 on June 30, 2021, which requires all bidders to pre-register for tax sales 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
If registering as an LLC, copy of the Certificate of Organization
$25 Pre-Registration Non-Refundable Fee - Methods of Payment - Cash, Personal Check or Certified Funds (No Credit Cards)
Those who do not pre-register by the deadline will not be able to participate in the sale.