More than 300 properties will be up for grabs on July 25 when the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office hosts an online tax title sale.
The auction will run from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. or end earlier if all properties are sold, the Sheriff’s Office said. A tax title sale is the sale of properties that have delinquent taxes due.
By hosting the sale through its website, the Sheriff’s Office said more bidders will be allowed to participate from the privacy of their own computers. There are 377 properties slated to be auctioned off, and the sale is open to the general public.
The tax titles for the properties are sold to the public for the amount of the delinquent taxes due, plus any accrued interest, penalties and other legal costs, the Sheriff’s Office said. The sale is conducted as a “low-bid-wins” style of auction in which properties are sold to the buyer willing to bid on the least percent ownership interest in the property.
The winning bidders of the tax sale are expected to pay for their purchases within 72 hours after the auction closes, the Sheriff’s Office said. Payment must be made in full, and all sales are final.
Property owners must send property tax payments by 4 p.m. July 24 to avoid having their property subject to sale, the Sheriff’s Office said. If bills aren’t paid in the full amount by July 24, the properties could go up for sale during the auction.
Free registration and a list of available properties are now available through the Sheriff’s Office website at www.lpso.net.
A limited number of computer terminals will also be open during the sale on the third floor of the Ferd H. Block Building, 200 W. Second St., Thibodaux, and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. A Sheriff’s Office representative will be on hand to provide assistance.
Tax payments can be made at the Sheriff’s Office Administration Office at 200 Canal Blvd., Thibodaux or at the South Lafourche substation at 102 W. 91st St., Cut Off.
For information, property owners can call 449-4431 in Thibodaux or 632-5844 in Galliano.