2021 Calendar of Events

JANUARY

  • Local tax collectors begin turning over delinquent accounts to Tax Claims Bureau.
  • A 25.00 bureau costs is added at this time.
  • Taxes that have been delinquent 2 years become absolute and will be exposed to sale if not paid in full or in agreement by the date of the Upset Sale. (i.e.: 2019 taxes will be exposed to Upset Sale in 2021)
  • Sale preparation begins for 2021 Judicial Sale

FEBRUARY

  • Reminders are sent 1st class mail to property owners for prior 2020 delinquent taxes only.

MARCH

  • March 1, 2021 — interest begins on 2020 delinquent taxes.
  • March 12, 2021 — Deadline for Registration of Bidders for March Judicial Sale (sale continued from 2020)
  • March 26, 2021 — Judicial Sale at Northumberland County Career Center (Sale Continued from 2020)

APRIL

  • April 1- Return & Claim Notices are mailed via Certified Mail.
  • A $7.00 mailing fee is charged at this time.

MAY

  • May 31, 2021 – All agreements for 2018 tax year should be paid in full by this date.
  • May 31, 2021 – New agreements for 2019 delinquent taxes should be started to avoid additional fees.

JUNE

  • June 1, 2021 – Sale costs are added to any 2019 account that is not paid in full or in an agreement.
  • ($75.00 Preparation Fee plus $12.00 Restricted Certified Mailing Fee for each additional deeded name)
  • Upset Sale notices are mailed via Certified Mail Restricted Delivery

JULY

  • July 23, 2021 — Deadline to guarantee to avoid Posting & Fees
  • July 26, 2021 — $35.00 Posting Cost is added
  • July 31, 2019—Deadline to guarantee to avoid Publication fees.

August

  • $125.00 Advertising cost is added.
  • August 6, 2021 — Tentative Deadline for Registration for Judicial Sale.
  • August 14, 2021—Publication of Upset Sale Properties in The News Item, The Daily Item, and the Standard Journal.
  • August 20, 2021 — Tentative Date for 2021 Judicial Sale

SEPTEMBER

  • Final reminder letters will be mailed at least ten days prior to sale date.
  • September 23, 2021— Tentative Date for Upset Sale.
  • The Bureau may adjourn or continue the sale to no later than December 31.
  • A property may be removed from the sale only if taxes & costs are paid in full or are under agreement prior to the sale.

OCTOBER

  • Confirmation Nisi is returned-owners of properties that were sold in Upset Sale have 30 days from this date to contest sale.

NOVEMBER

  • November 5, 2021 — Tentative Deadline to Register for Repository Sale
  • November 19, 2021 — Tentative Date for 2021 Repository Sale

DECEMBER

  • ALL 2021 TAXES ARE DUE TO LOCAL TAX COLLECTORS BY DECEMBER 31, 2021 BEFORE THEY BECOME DELINQUENT.

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