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County ready to auction tax-delinquent property

Published: Wednesday, July 24, 2013 9:20 a.m. CDT

Grundy County, as trustee, has completed tax deed proceedings on real estate properties that were delinquent for 2009 and prior real estate taxes. The county, as trustee, will now offer for sale the real estate obtained to the public.

They will offer approximately 36 items through a sealed bid auction sale. All sealed bids must be in the Grundy County Treasurer’s Office, located in the Grundy County Courthouse, 111 E. Washington St., Morris, no later than the close of business on Aug. 9.

The sale of these lots should be a major benefit to both the taxing districts and the neighboring property owners. This sale will place the properties into the hands of individuals who have an interest in owning them.

The county, as trustee, hopes that these new owners will both maintain the property and keep the real estate taxes paid. By eliminating abandoned properties, the appearance of the neighborhood should improve and the value of adjoining properties should increase.

The required minimum bid is just $643 per item. All items will be sold to the highest sealed bid received on or before Aug. 9. Complete bidder’s packets and sale catalogs are now available at the Grundy County Treasuer’s Office or online at

For further sale information, contact the Auction Sale Department of the Grundy County Tax Agent’s Office. The telephone number is 1-800-248-2850 or (618) 656-5744 or visit Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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