Hamilton County (Tennessee) has had good luck selling old vehicles and surplus equipment online, and now it's looking at conducting its annual back-tax sale the same way.
County Trustee Bill Hullander briefed county commissioners at their agenda session Wednesday morning. Next week, commissioners will vote whether to contract with Archon Information Systems LLC to conduct tax-sale auctions this year. If commissioners close the deal and everyone's happy, the contract could be renewed one year at a time for up to three years.
Each year, the county auctions off properties it acquired after the owners failed to pay taxes for several years. In the past, the auction has been held in early June. Dozens of potential buyers crowd into the county commission room to bid on hundreds of properties, ranging from houses and lots to odd bits and pieces of land here and there.