Delinquent Property Tax Sale Coming Soon!

Cook County’s annual sale of delinquent property taxes is just six weeks away.  What can you buy?  Delinquent taxes from 2011.  The sale is scheduled to begin on August 5.  Although most real estate taxes get paid before the tax sale buyer ends up with the property, some tax sale buyers do get lucky and end up with a property at a bargain price,.

If you owe taxes for 2011, and you don’t want your home to be sold at the tax sale, you need to go downtown to the Cook County Treasurer’s office at least one business day before the sale and pay the taxes.  The treasurer’s office will only accept cash, cashier’s checks, money orders, or certified checks.  The taxes can also be paid on the Cook County Treasurer’s website until July 26, 2013, or at any Chicagoland Chase Bank until August 1, 2013.