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Orange County online tax foreclosure sales to be held in December

To The Leader

 

The next online auction for tax foreclosure properties will be held on Tuesday, December 3.  The County moved to online sales over the summer to reach more bidders and to make the sales more accessible to local bidders.  Orange County tax sales online can be found at: https://orange.texas.sheriffsaleauctions.com and can be accessed from any internet-capable device.   

Karen Fisher, Orange County Tax Assessor-Collector, stated, “We are really pleased with how our transition to online sales has gone and have gotten a great response from everyone who has participated.  The registration process is straightforward and the fact that it is accessible from your phone, tablet or laptop 24/7 is a real plus.”   

The online service is offered through nationally recognized Realauction, LLC and the service is at no charge to the County.  

Fisher went on to say, “Working with Realauction and Linebarger, our tax collection law firm, has been a pleasure and everyone involved has worked to make this transition as smooth as possible.  We are very happy with the service and the results.”  

The upcoming sale in December will have roughly 30 properties for sale and it should be posted on the web site in the next week or two.  

Fisher encourages interested individuals to check out the website and familiarize themselves with how it works.  

“The web site has a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section and a lot of great information about the process,” Fisher said. “There is also direct, toll-free numbers you can call with questions and some great research tools that assist in getting information about properties you might be interested in.”    

If bidders have questions regarding the use of the online auction site they should direct those to: customerservice@realauction.com or to speak with a customer service assistant call toll-free (877) 361-7325.  As always, payment of local property taxes can be made to the Orange County Tax Office in Orange at 123 S. 6th Street or in Vidor at 155 Wilson, online at http://www.co.orange.tx.us or by mail at P.O. Box 1568, Orange 77631-1568.