Victoria County could allow online tax foreclosure sales

Thursday, July 12, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Carly Cahur
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Victoria County (TX) could soon allow foreclosed homes to be auctioned online instead of in an in-person property sale at the county courthouse.

County commissioners will review Monday a resolution that would permit foreclosed homes – those homes with outstanding property taxes – to be sold online. The commissioners are expected to approve the resolution.

Currently, property tax sales have to be done in person, on the steps of the courthouse.

“This is a real positive step forward,” County Judge Ben Zeller said. “People from anywhere in the state or really anyone with an Internet connection can bid on these tax sale properties.”

The county will work with Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP to begin the online tax foreclosure sales.

County commissioners also are scheduled to certify the votes in the District 27 special election, to fill Blake Farenthold’s seat in the U.S. Congress.

Republican Michael Cloud won last month’s election with about 55 percent of the vote, according to unofficial election results.

Once Victoria and the 12 other counties in District 27 certify the vote tallies, the Texas Secretary of State will confirm the final voting numbers across the entire district.

Cloud is scheduled to take his oath of office Tuesday.

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