Revenue office to move to tax lien sales

Friday, September 18, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Lanny Morris
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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.


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