About the Office
The Tax Claim Bureau is responsible for collecting delinquent real estate taxes for 3 school districts and the 13 townships/ boroughs located throughout Pike County. All Real Estate taxes are considered delinquent if not paid by December 31st of the current year. Any unpaid taxes are returned to the Bureau in January for further collection. A $15.00 fee per claim is applied. Interest accrues at a rate of 9% annually.
Pay Taxes by Credit Card
If you would like to pay your taxes by credit card, please follow these steps:
1. Contact our office to find out the exact amount owed. You must have your control number to identify the property you are paying on.
2. Either call 800-272-9829 and use Jurisdiction Code 4840 or go online at Official Payments. Please be aware that a nominal fee is charged by Official Payments for this service.
Upset Tax Sales are conducted for the purpose of collecting delinquent real estate taxes owned on any properties in the county. All liens, mortgages, etc. are carried with the sale of the property. Current year's taxes are included in the upset price at the sale. There is NO REDEMPTION PERIOD once the property is sold.
THE UPSET SALE IS ADVERTISED IN THE PIKE COUNTY DISPATCH, NEWS EAGLE & LAW JOURNAL ONE MONTH PRIOR TO THE UPSET SALE.
Use the Downloadable Documents section to the right to download the Bidder Registration Form for Upset and Judicial Sales.
Repository Sales are now over. Will reopen November 14th, 2014
Use the Downloadable Documents section to the right to download the Repository Bid Sheet.
These are properties that have been up for regular upset sale but remain unsold. These sales are ordered by the Court and are often referred to as the "Free & Clear" sale since all tax and municipal liens are discharged as well as mortgages and other filed liens. These properties are sold for a minimum price, set just to cover costs of the sale.
NOTICE!! ALL SALES ARE BUYER BEWARE!!
THOROUGHLY INVESTIGATE ANY PROPERTY YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PURCHASING.
ASSESSMENT RECORDS SHOULD BE CHECKED. WE ADVISE YOU TO LOOK AT THE PROPERTY BEFORE BIDDING.
PURCHASERS OF PROPERTIES IN PLANNED COMMUNITIES SHOULD CONTACT THE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION TO SEE IF THERE ARE ANY ADDITIONAL CHARGES FOR A NEW PURCHASER.
YOU WILL RECEIVE A TAX CLAIM DEED, NOT CLEAR TITLE TO THE PROPERTY.
MOST TITLE INSURANCE COMPANIES WILL NOT INSURE THE PROPERTY WITHOUT A QUIT CLAIM DEED OR AN ACTION TO QUIET TITLE.
THE BUREAU DOES NOT GIVE LEGAL ADVICE CONCERNING DELINQUENT TAXES.
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