Three weeks remain until annual land tax sale

This year’s annual land tax sale is Tuesday, May 3, 2016 (for unpaid 2015 property taxes). While the land tax sale begins at 10:00 a.m. in the County Commission meeting room of the Cullman County Courthouse, all bidders must check in at the Revenue Commission office prior to the sale to register and to obtain a bid number. The list of properties to be sold may be purchased for $5.00 on the day of the sale at the Revenue Commission office located in room 102. Following is the 2016 schedule of important dates to remember:

  • January 1  – unpaid taxes become delinquent, and penalties of 1% interest (of taxes due), plus a $5.00 late (collector) fee are applied.
  • January 29 –  last day on which checks may be used to pay property taxes. All payments must be made via certified funds, cash, or debit or credit card.
  • January 30 – delinquent taxes are subject to a 2% interest penalty, plus a $5.00 late (collector) fee.
  • February 20 – delinquent taxes are subject to a 2% interest penalty, plus a $10.00 late (collector) fee, $5.00 Probate fee, and $10.00 mailing fee.
  • March 1 –  delinquent taxes are subject to a 3% interest penalty, plus a $10.00 late (collector) fee, $5.00 Probate fee, and $10.00 mailing fee.
  • March 18 – delinquent taxes are subject to a 3% interest penalty, plus a $10.00 late (collector) fee, $10.00 Probate fee, and $10.00 mailing fee, plus advertising fees for publication in the local newspaper at $0.90 per word.
  • April 1 – delinquent taxes are subject to a 4% interest penalty, plus a $10.00 late (collector) fee, $10.00 Probate fee, and $10.00 mailing fee, plus advertising fees for publication in the local newspaper at $0.90 per word.
  • April 30 – delinquent taxes are subject to a 5% interest penalty, plus a $10.00 late (collector) fee, $10.00 Probate fee, and $10.00 mailing fee, plus advertising fees for publication in the local newspaper at $0.90 per word.
  • May 3 – delinquent taxes are subject to a 5% interest penalty, plus a $15.00 late (collector) fee, $10.00 Probate fee, and $10.00 mailing fee, plus advertising fees for publication in the local newspaper at $0.90 per word.
  • May 3 – LAND TAX SALE begins at 10:00 a.m. in the Cullman County Commission meeting room. All bidders must register and request a bid number in the Revenue Commission office prior to the sale.

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