Tax Sale

General Tax Sale Information

A tax sale is the required way to help the county recover the loss of uncollected property taxes created by delinquencies. After delinquent notices have been sent and the remaining unpaid taxes have been published in a legal newspaper in the county, a tax sale is held to the general public. Investors attend the tax sale to receive interest on the amount that they invest. The investor is provided a document called a “Certificate of Purchase” which becomes a lien of the property. (The lien is not recorded in the County Clerk’s Office.) After a specified period of time the investor could gain ownership of the property if the lien is not satisfied.

When Tax Sales Are Held

The tax sale is held in September each year and begins at 9:00 A.M. at the Uinta County Courthouse, 225 9th Street. The delinquent tax list will be published in the local newspapers prior to the sale.

This years tax sale will be held on September 16th, 2020
All participants in the sale must be registered prior to 9:00 AM

How the Sale Works

The property will be advertised in the Uinta County Herald three weeks prior to the sale, giving notice of date, time, and place of the sale. Each individual participating in the sale must be present. One hour prior to the sale, each individual who plans to participate will need to sign in and fill out a W9 form. A bidder number will then be assigned which will be used during the sale. The sale will begin at 9:00 AM. We accept check or cash for all purchases made that morning.

All parcels published will be sold individually by electronic drawing from the bidder numbers assigned at registration. If your number is drawn, you have the option to pay the amount advertised and acquire a Certificate of Purchase or decline it. All bidder numbers are electronically drawn an equal number of times.

Related Information

  • Certificate of Purchase Details
  •  A Delinquent Tax List Publication will be available after 5:00 pm on September 15, 2020, or you may purchase one during the registration process for $5.00.
  • State of Wyoming Statutes on Tax Sales - Please reference the Wyoming Statutes 39-4-102 through 39-4-103 and 39-3-108 and 34-2-132 through 34-2-133. These are also available on the internet at LegisWeb for the legislative website.

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