Delinquent Tax Auctions Going Online

Orange County is moving to holding all delinquent tax foreclosure sales online. No more live auctions will be taking place. Including the County's upcoming tax sale scheduled for June 4, all tax foreclosure sales will now be online.

"We are very excited to offer potential bidders this convenient and efficient new method of bidding on property at our tax sales" explained Karen Fisher, Orange County Tax Assessor Collector. According to Ms. Fisher bidders can go online, register and bid on these properties from their home computer, laptop or any hand held device that can access the internet. "The great thing is, people can access this information 24 hours a day at their leisure and the site has numerous research tools to help bidders investigate the property they are interested in." Additionally, Ms. Fisher says that moving to the online format will save time, money and allow more people to get involved in the process. The service is being provided at no charge to Orange County by the Linebarger Law Firm who provide delinquent tax collection services to the County. The online auction site can be accessed at: https://orange.texas.sheriffsaleauctions.com

The actual online tax sale auction will still take place on the first Tuesday of the month however listings for the upcoming June 4 sale are already on the website and available for viewing and research. Ms. Fisher encourages interested individuals to check out the website and see what properties are available. "Interested bidders can currently go on the site, see what is available, do their research and even put a 'proxy' bid on the property right now. It really is a great tool and we are excited about bringing this innovative opportunity to Orange County."

If bidders have questions regarding the use of the online auction site they should direct those to: customerservice@realauction.com or to speak with a customer service assistant call (877) 361-7325. As always, payment of local property taxes can be made to the Orange County Tax Office in Orange at 123 S. 6th Street or in Vidor at 155 Wilson, online at http://www.co.orange.tx.us or by mail at P.O. Box 1568, Orange 77631-1568.