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Tax Claim Bureau ‘Upset Sale’ Scheduled For Sept. 28

September 4th, 2020

Potter County Tax Claim Bureau (TCB) will be holding its annual “upset sale” at 10 am on Monday, Sept. 28, in the Gunzburger Building auditorium. It’s a last-resort auction to sell those properties on which taxes for 2018 or earlier have not been paid. The resultant revenue is divided among the affected school district, municipality and county.

At this point, about 79 properties from across Potter County are slated to go to the auction block. That number will drop significantly before the sale commences. A list of properties subject to auction is posted on the website, pottercountypa.net (click on Departments/Tax Claim).

TCB has implemented a series of changes to make things easier for those who have fallen behind on their taxes to redeem their properties. Among them is a monthly installment option. These changes have had positive results, according to TCB Director Deanna Johnston. “The number of delinquent properties has been tracking downward in recent years,” she said. “Selling someone’s property due to unpaid taxes is always a last resort and we work with anyone who has fallen behind to try to avoid that outcome.”

Tax Claim Bureau personnel are located in Suite 111 of the Gunzburger Building, 1 North Main Street, Coudersport PA 16915; telephone (814) 274-0488, option 1.

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