How is the Annual Tax Sale initiated?

There are a number of required steps leading up to the Annual Tax Sale:

  1. The Treasurer publishes the delinquency lists in various newspapers.
  2. The published notice provides information as to when the Treasurer will apply to the Circuit Court for judgment to begin a tax sale. The published notice also contains the date, time and place the Treasurer plans to hold the sale.
  3. The Treasurer makes application to the Circuit Court for judgment and order of sale.
  4. The Court rules on any objections, and then orders the sale to commence on the date previously published, or within five business days of that date.

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1. When does the annual tax sale take place?
2. Why does Rock Island County have an annual tax sale?
3. How is the Annual Tax Sale initiated?
4. Who runs the tax sale?
5. What is a tax buyer?
6. How long may a property owner wait to pay to avoid sale?
7. Do delinquent taxpayers have to pay costs of the certified delinquent notice or of publication?
8. After the list has been published, where can it be viewed?
9. How does bidding work?
10. Where and when can tax buyers register?
11. What are the registration requirements?
12. Can a tax buyer register multiple entities which can each bid at the tax sale?
13. Are there people who are prohibited from bidding in the tax sale?
14. Does the tax buyer have to buy subsequent delinquent taxes, that is taxes which become delinquent after the sale?
15. What does the tax buyer who wins a bid on taxes have to pay?
16. What additional costs are associated with an annual sale purchase?
17. What happens when delinquent taxes on a parcel are offered and not sold?