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Properties with delinquent real estate taxes are subject to tax foreclosure. When a tax foreclosure action is adjudicated, the ownership of the property is transferred from the delinquent taxpayer to a new owner. The new owner is responsible for all future taxes.
The Office of the Tax Collector is seeking bidders for all properties that are subject to foreclosure. Search for properties to acquire through the foreclosure process by launching the foreclosure map. For more information, contact the Property Tax Collections Office.
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There are two methods of foreclosure utilized by the Office of the Tax Collector: mortgage style and in rem foreclosures. Additional information regarding the foreclosure process.
The mortgage style foreclosure (NCGS §105-374) is conducted by a law firm. To bid on these properties, contact the law firm that is assigned the specific properties you are interested.
The In rem foreclosure (NCGS §105-375) is conducted by the Office of the Tax Collector.
To bid on these properties, contact the Property Tax Collections Office at (704) 336-6322, (704) 336-6331, or
When a foreclosure proceeding is initiated, a motion for a judgment of sale is filed by the attorney. For information regarding the sale at auction, please contact the law firm that is assigned to the specific properties you are interested in.
Successful bids at auction are open for a 10-day period to allow for the submission of upset bids. For information regarding the upset bid process, please contact the law firm that is assigned to the specific properties you are interested in.
Bankruptcy proceedings filed by the property owner under federal law can stop tax foreclosures.
To search for properties:
Launch the Foreclosure Map.
More information regarding the foreclosure process