Treasurer's Deeds

Three years from the date of a Tax Lien Certificate of Purchase at a tax lien sale, a holder of the Tax Lien Certificate of Purchase for real property may request a treasurer’s deed if a redemption of the lien is not received. A Treasurer’s Deed transfers ownership to the new grantee, clear of all previous liens and rights of ownership, possession, or use. A Treasurer’s Deed is not a warranted title, but simply grants whatever ownership interest in the property the former owner possessed.

For a Certificate of Ownership for a modular home Tax Lien Certificate of Purchase purchased at a tax lien sale, the holder may apply for such certificate one year after purchase of the certificate.

The holder of the Tax Lien Certificate of Purchase must fill out an application for the issuance of a Treasurer’s Deed or modular home Certificate of Ownership, submit a deposit of $500.00 for a Treasurer’s Deed and $250.00 for a Certificate of Ownership to cover the costs of processing the application (such as advertising and legal notices) and pay all other taxes, liens and special assessments that have been certified to the treasurer for collection. Additional payment may be required if issue costs exceed the initial deposit.  Please find the application for the Treasurer’s Deed here and the application for a Certificate of Ownership here.  If such application is received ahead of schedule, the Treasurer will begin working on the process as soon as the Treasurer’s Deed or Certificate of Purchase is eligible to commence. 

Processing the Treasurer’s Deed on real property normally requires six to eight months and a Certificate of Ownership for a modular home generally takes three to five months.  However, all timelines are based on volume.