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Tax Sale Information


Notice of Judicial Sale - This page was updated February 20, 2014

The date and properties involved in the next Judicial Sale have not been determined as of yet. Once all legal procedures have been completed and properties designated, the information will appear here and in the local press.

Information about any property in the city may be accessed on the Internet from the City's Geographical Information System (GIS).

Advertisements of properties are also listed in the Legal Notice section of The Roanoke Times and announcements are made on .

If you would like to be notified whenever the city of Roanoke holds a tax sale, join the free MyRoanoke e-mail service.

For More Information: See Frequently Asked Questions and General Information on Tax Sales

New! See information on the Bidder Qualification Program.

General Information:
The City of Roanoke conducts auctions for properties which have delinquent real estate taxes, assessments for weed and trash abatement, and demolition or board up costs. According to state law, localities have the right to sell the real estate after the first anniversary date on which the taxes or other assessments were due. State law also provides that any property sold during these proceedings is purchased free and clear of all liens incurred by the owner or any other party involved in the suit. These are "not" tax deed, tax lien certificate or tax warranty deed auctions as these auctions are not allowed by state law.

The primary benefit of conducting the tax sale is to sell property to a responsible landowner who will properly maintain the property and pay future taxes. The neighborhoods benefit as well by having responsible property owners. The property owner must pay all accumulated taxes, assessments, penalties, interest, and costs, including all legal fees by 5:00 p.m. on the date before the auction to redeem the property. All sales are subject to city Bidder Qualification approval and court approval.

Any listing of properties for the Tax Sale is subject to change up until the time of sale. Please check The Roanoke Times for advertisements. Judicial Tax sales are advertised in the legal section generally two to three weeks prior to the auction.

Please read the Terms of Sale carefully prior to attending the auction.

For all other questions, contact City Treasurer at 540-853-2561 or