Revenue Commissioner Jerry Guthrie and Deputy Collector Amanda Butler say moving away from tax deed sales to tax lien sales to collect delinquent property taxes will be a positive development for their office.
The Walker County Commission approved of the change at their Sept. 8 meeting. Guthrie and Butler stopped after Tuesday's commission work session to explain how it works.
The resolution approved by the commission notes that a state law two years ago, Act 2018-577, allows for the changes in the tax sales.
"Instead of it being a tax deed sale, like traditional, it would be a tax lien sale," Butler said. "Instead of selling deeds, it is just liens" against the property.