Marshall County Commissioners Approve Tax Sale Paperwork

The Marshall County Commissioners last week approved an action to sign paperwork in order to move forward with a tax certificate sale.

In a previous meeting, Joe Edwards from SRI, Inc. told the commissioners that there were about 30 properties that were not sold in the 2014 property tax sale. These particular properties have been on the tax sale for years without interest by potential buyers.

A tax certificate sale could lower the price of the properties to heighten interest and to get the severely tax delinquent properties back on the tax rolls. The redemption period is a little quicker in a certificate sale. The average time period is 120 days.

The certificate sale could be held in March in the commissioners meeting room in the Marshall County Building, but it could be delayed due to the delay in the signing of paperwork. Proper advertising will be done prior to the sale.

The City of Plymouth has expressed interest in six parcels that would not be included in the sale. Edwards said that would be as simple as signing a certificate and taking those properties off the sale.