Ex-Officio Sheriff's Deed Sales
Our tax sales are held in front of the Chatham County Courthouse at 133 Montgomery Street, Savannah, Georgia on the first Tuesday of the month at 10:00 a.m. when scheduled. We will begin
with the Judicial Sale (when held) and follow with our Sheriff's Sale. Please see below for copies of sale lists.
There are several actions required by law in preparation for auctioning property. The legal axiom of caveat emptor or "buyer beware" applies to tax sales (O.C.G.A. § 9-13-167).
Therefore, you are charged with knowledge of the titles of the properties that are sold and any defects in these titles. The Levying Officer does not warrant the titles and any title
searches performed for or by our office for the purpose of a tax sale should not be considered an opinion of title to rely on for tax sale purchasers.
- Tax sales will be conducted in the manner of a public auction.
- These are buyer beware sales! There are no guarantees neither expressed nor implied.
- We suggest you do not purchase property without having seen the property.
Bidding on a piece of property is a binding agreement between the Levying Authority and the bidder/purchaser. Once the Levy Officer recognizes a bid, it is then considered an official
bid (and a binding agreement).
- The opening bid will include all applicable taxes, penalties and costs.
- The time to remit payment will be determined the day of the sale. The form of payment must be cash, money order or certified check.
The Levy Officer will execute a Sheriff's Tax Deed (after the sale) and will have the deed properly recorded. The tax deed offers only "defeasible" title and is not a fee simple deed.
It is the purchaser's responsibility to check the validity of title to the property. The mailing address given at the time of purchase will be the address used to mail deed and all
future tax notices.
State law prohibits the purchaser from taking possession and/or trespassing prior to twelve months from the sale date. Twelve months after the sale date, the purchaser may forever
"bar" or "foreclose" the right of redemption.
- The purchaser will be responsible for any future assessments and property taxes as they may become due.
- At the discretion of the Levy Officer, certain properties for which no minimum bid is received may be re-offered the same day at 2:30 p.m.
Judicial In-Rem Tax Foreclosure Sales
- We are given authority to sell through a Superior Court civil action.
- Title will vest absolutely into the purchaser at the sale, eliminating the need for post-sale barment procedures and quiet title action.
- The purchaser will be responsible for any current and future assessments and property taxes as they are due.
- NO INFORMATION PROVIDED IS TO BE CONSIDERED LEGAL ADVICE. PLEASE CONSULT AN ATTORNEY!
The Tax Commissioner's Office requires payment by 2:00 p.m. the day of sale in the form of cashier's check, money order or cash.
Tax Sale List
Tax Sale Photo List
Judicial Tax Sale List
Judicial Tax Sale Photo List