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Tax Claim – Programs and Services

Tax Certification Requests Requests must have:

  • Current owners’ name and parcel number.  
  • A check or money order for $10.00 per parcel number, payable to Wyoming County Treasurer.
  • A self-addressed, stamped envelope or a toll-free fax number to return the information to you.
  • Mail Request to: Wyoming County Tax Claim Bureau 1 Courthouse Square, Tunkhannock, PA 18657.

We cannot accept faxed orders. We must have the order and check in hand.

Upset Sale

The Upset Sale steps are as follows:

  • Owners are notified by restricted certified mail of the date and time of the sale.
  • Each property is physically posted with the notice of public tax sale.
  • The scheduled sale date and each property is advertised in two (2) local newspapers.
  • The properties are then title searched and mortgagors are notified if applicable.
  • The parcels are then put up for bid at public auction in the Courthouse. Opening bids are at least the amount of the taxes due and all costs of the sale. All liens, mortgages, judgments, etc. are assumed by the successful bidder. There is no redemption period at this point.
  • A  “fee simple”  deed  or  bill of sale  is issued by the Bureau to the new owners after the sale has been confirmed through the court system.

Upset Sale

The Upset Sale steps are as follows:

  • Owners are notified by restricted certified mail of the date and time of the sale.
  • Each property is physically posted with the notice of public tax sale.
  • The scheduled sale date and each property is advertised in two (2) local newspapers.
  • The properties are then title searched and mortgagors are notified if applicable.
  • The parcels are then put up for bid at public auction in the Courthouse. Opening bids are at least the amount of the taxes due and all costs of the sale. All liens, mortgages, judgments, etc. are assumed by the successful bidder. There is no redemption period at this point.
  • A  “fee simple”  deed  or  bill of sale  is issued by the Bureau to the new owners after the sale has been confirmed through the court system.

Repository Sale

The Repository Sale steps are as follows:

  • Prospective buyers submit a bid of worth in writing to the Bureau.
  • The director and all municipalities and taxing districts concerned must
    approve the bid.
  • Upon approval of the bid and receipt of the monies for the property, a “fee simple” deed or bill of sale, is issued by the Bureau.