Virginia Tax Sales

Virginia is classified as a tax deed state which means the auctions are held in the taxing jurisdiction for deeds to the property. In Virginia the treasurer is responsible for collecting taxes in the county or city.

The law that covers tax sales in the State of Virginia is Code of Virginia, Title 58.1 Chapter 39. A summary of that law is:

When any taxes on any real estate in a county, city or town are delinquent on December 31 following the second anniversary of the date on which such taxes have become due, or, in the case of real property upon which is situated any structure that has been condemned by the local building official pursuant to applicable law or ordinance, the first anniversary of the date on which such taxes have become due, or, in the case of real estate which is deemed abandoned as provided herein, and the taxes on any real estate are delinquent on December 31 following the third anniversary of the date on which such taxes have become due, such real estate may be sold for the purpose of collecting all delinquent taxes on such property. (Sec. 58.1-3965). Any owner of the real estate described in any notice published pursuant to 58.1-3965 or any bill in equity filed pursuant to this article, or his or their heirs, successors and assigns, shall have the right to redeem such real estate prior to the date set for a judicial sale thereof by paying into court all taxes, penalties and interest due with respect to such real estate, together with all costs including costs of publication and a reasonable attorney’s fee set by the court. Any person who has paid any taxes on such real estate shall have a lien thereon for any taxes paid, plus interest at the rate of six percent per year. The right to redeem is ended when the property is sold. (Sec. 58.1-3974).

The following are upcoming tax sales in the State of Virginia

Accomack County

Albemarle County

Alleghany County

Amelia County

Amherst County

Appomattox County

Arlington County

Augusta County

Bath County

Bedford County

Bland County

Botetourt County

Brunswick County

Buchanan County

Buckingham County

Campbell County

Caroline County

Carroll County

Charles City County

Charlotte County

Chesterfield County

City of Bristol          11/15/12

City of Chesapeake

Clarke County

Craig County

Culpeper County

Cumberland County

Dickenson County

Dinwiddie County

Essex County

Fairfax County

Fauquier County

Floyd County

Fluvanna County

Franklin County

Frederick County

Giles County

Gloucester County

Goochland County

Grayson County

Greene County

Greensville County

Halifax County

Hanover County

Henrico County

Henry County

Highland County

Isle of Wight County

James City County

King and Queen County

King George County

King William County

Lancaster County

Lee County          11/16/12     Deed Sale

Loudoun County

Louisa County

Lunenburg County

Madison County

Mathews County

Mecklenburg County

Middlesex County

Montgomery County

Nelson County

New Kent County

Northampton County

Northumberland County

Nottoway County

Orange County

Page County

Patrick County

Pittsylvania County

Powhatan County

Prince Edward County

Prince George County

Prince William County

Pulaski County

Rappahannock County

Richmond County

Roanoke County

Rockbridge County

Rockingham County

Russell County

Scott County

Shenandoah County

Smyth County

Southampton County

Spotsylvania County

Stafford County

Surry County

Sussex County

Tazewell County

Warren County

Washington County

Westmoreland County

Wise County

Wythe County

York County

Disclaimer Please understand that I am not an attorney or accountant. I provide this information for general purposes. If you need legal or financial advice please retain the services of a competent professional.