TAX SALE BIDDERS
YOU BID AT YOUR OWN RISK
You must be pre-registered to bid. There is no fee to register. Tax sales are conducted once a year. Bidder registration requires a valid driver’s license. Bidder receipts, refunds and deeds, if applicable, will be issued in the registered name. Bidders wishing to include other names or change names on tax deeds must do so as a separate conveyance after a tax sale deed is issued.
Registration for the December 11, 2023 tax sale will open October 2, 2023.
Click here for a bidder registration form. The form is 3 pages. Please complete the first page and read the next two, signing the last page as acknowledgement. Return all three pages by USPS mail to:
DELINQUENT TAX COLLECTOR
110 RAILROAD AVE GAFFNEY, SC 29340
Or email to: [email protected]
If you are unable to email as a PDF, please return your registration by USPS mail.
WE WILL NOT ACCEPT ANY OTHER FORMAT.
E-mails will be acknowledged as accepted or with further instruction.
Registered bidders will be posted on this site, closer to the tax sale date. Please make sure you see your name registered. The day of the sale, please arrive early to receive your bidder number card.
Bidders are strongly encouraged to seek legal advice before attending and bidding at a tax sale. A Tax Title or Tax Deed is NOT a warranty deed, but conveys the interest held by the county in the property to the bidder. A purchaser of property at a tax sale acquires the title without warrant and buys at his or her own risk. All sales are final.
The successful bidder at the tax sale must pay legal tender (cash, cashier’s check or money order) to the County Tax Collector by 5:00 pm the day of the sale. If the successful bidder fails to remit the tax bid, he or she is then liable for $500.00 per bid, collectible by the Tax Collector.
Neither Cherokee County nor the Delinquent Tax Collector are liable for the quantity or quality of the property sold. Cherokee County urges bidders to research all property before placing bids. The Delinquent Tax Office will not provide research information for you.
If you receive a Tax Sale Title or Tax Deed to a property, you will be responsible for title search and deed preparation fees, payable at the time you receive your tax deed. You are also responsible for the fees associated with recording your deed in the Register of Deeds office, 12-51-130.
Bid at your own risk. Each property is sold in “as-is” condition. Cherokee County makes no warranty and no representation whatsoever as to the value of the property; the size, shape, boundaries, location or physical characteristic of the property; the number or conditions of any buildings or improvements on the property; or the quality of the title to the property.
During the redemption period, successful bidders have no ownership rights to the property and have no right to enter the premises or contact the owner. Redemption is handled through the Cherokee County Tax Collector’s Office, and ownership rights are transferred only if the property is not redeemed.