What does it mean to sell a property in tax sale?

The Tax Sale Purchaser can bid and purchase the Tax Sale Certificate, which means they actually pay the outstanding bills (unpaid real estate taxes and/or other municipal liens) to the municipality on behalf of the property owner. The Tax Sale purchaser does not purchase the property, and cannot acquire the Deed until they successfully complete a Tax Sale Foreclosure. The foreclosure procedure includes obtaining a Decree from the Circuit Court for the municipality, preparing a Deed, paying all liens that have occurred from the date of the Tax Certificate Sale, and recording the Deed in the Land Record of the municipality.

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