County Treasurer

The County Treasurer's Office

Tax Resale Policy

Neither the employees of the Treasurer’s office nor the County Treasurer is permitted to give anyone legal advice. This document is merely intended to provide helpful information before you bid on property at the Tax Resale.

Understand that we can accept a letter of credit from your bank, but in order to receive the deed to the property we must have a certified check or cash only. You must have funds available for your bid. Property will be sold to the highest competitive bidder. Beginning with the tax resale auction on June 10, 2019, bidders will be permitted to leave the office to get the money for their bids, but must return within 3 hours from the closing of the auction of all property. Failure to return with the funds to pay for the property bid will result in the property being sold to the next highest bidder. Bidding at any auction is regarded as the intent of the bidder to close the transaction.

At the same time, if there is no bid on a tract, it is immediately bid off in the name of the county for the taxes, interest and costs due and the opportunity to purchase this tract has ended.

The office opens at 8:00 a.m. and you will need to register before the auction begins. The auction begins promptly at 9:00 a.m. in the county treasurer’s office unless otherwise posted. ALL BIDDERS, EITHER INDIVIDUALLY OR AS A GROUP, THAT IS REGISTERING TO BID ON PROPERTY AT THE JUNE RESALE WILL NEED TO VERIFY THAT THEY ARE CURRENT ON ALL AD VALOREM AND PERSONAL TAXES BEFORE BIDDING.

The landowner or lien holder has until 9:00 a.m. on the morning of the tax resale auction to pay for the taxes to keep the property from being sold.

Keep in mind when you are bidding that we will be charging a $10.00 deed preparation fee, which will be included in the amount paid by the winning bidder.

Every effort has been made to identify all owners, lien holders and any persons with any interest in the properties to the best of our ability. All owners, lien holders and any persons with interest found during our research were notified by certified mail and by legal publication in the Guymon Daily Herald prior to the date of this sale.

There may be a one year period where an owner, under legal disability, may come back and try to redeem the property. If this happens, the litigation will be between the successful bidder and the person with a vested interest. Neither i, nor the county, will be involved. It is possible that an owner or person with any legal or equitable interest in the property may protest the issuance of a tax resale deed. This is the risk you take by purchasing property for delinquent taxes at a tax resale.

Title is transferred by treasurer’s deed. The property in a Tax Resale is being sold in “AS IS” condition, without any warranties or title insurance, either expressed or implied, as to the nature, condition or description of the property. Buyers shall rely entirely upon their own information, judgement and inspection of the property and records.

You may wish to QUIET THE TITLE ON PROPERTIES THAT YOU HAVE PURCHASED AT A TAX RESALE. An attorney can give you more information about this process. We CAN NOT answer any questions about whether you should or shouldn’t do this.

A Tax Resale deed cancels all delinquent ad valorem taxes, penalties and costs existing against the real estate. The deed vests in the recipients an absolute and perfect title in fee simple to the real estate with the following exceptions:

  • Taxes refer to Ad Valorem taxes only. A tax resale deed may or may not cancel State, Federal or other local taxes and assessments.
  • The former owner, under legal disability, has twelve months to file a protest on a Tax Resale Deed.

Once the bidding process is complete and you have paid cash for your property, you will receive a receipt for your payment and the deed to your property. If you have used a line of credit from a U.S. Banking Institution, you will receive a receipt for the amount collected, but will not receive the deed until the funds have been verified as received by our bank.

Once you have the deed in hand, you will need to file the deed in the County Clerk’s office and pay for the filing of the deed. THE PREVIOUS OWNER HAS THE RIGHT TO PAY THE TAXES AND VOID THE SALE ANYTIME PRIOR TO THE DEED BEING FILED. SO IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU FOLLOW THROUGH WITH THIS PROCESS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.