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Sept. 8, 2006

Oswego County Will Auction Tax Properties Sept. 30

The Oswego County Real Property Tax Service will sell 68 parcels of tax delinquent properties at the annual tax property auction Saturday, Sept. 30, at Oswego County BOCES, county Route 64, Mexico.

Oswego County takes title to residential and farm properties after the taxes have gone unpaid for approximately four years. Title is taken for vacant land and commercial properties after two years of non-payment of taxes. Former owners were allowed to buy back their properties for the full amount of taxes due until Aug. 31. Prior owners who did not pay the back taxes are now prohibited from bidding at auction.

David Hastings, Director of Real Property Tax Service, said a complete list of properties with photos and maps of each parcel are listed on the Oswego County Web site at www.oswegocounty.com/rpts. The Web catalog is current.

The auction will be divided into two sessions. The first session begins at 9:30 a.m. and will include parcels in the towns and villages of Granby, Hannibal, Central Square, Hastings, Minetto, New Haven, Palermo, Phoenix, Schroeppel, Scriba and Volney.

The second session will begin no earlier than 11 a.m. and will include parcels in the towns and villages of Altmar, Albion, Amboy, Cleveland, Constantia, Mexico, Parish, Pulaski, Richland, Sandy Creek, West Monroe and Williamstown.

Bidder registration will start at 8 a.m. and continue throughout the auction. In order to register, citizens must provide their driverís license or other acceptable photo ID, and their social security number.

Bidders will receive a description and view a computer presentation that includes a photograph of each parcel as it is offered for sale. Prior owners, their immediate family members, and anyone having delinquent property taxes in Oswego County may not bid at the auction.

Hastings said all the properties currently listed in the catalog will be offered for bid at the auction. For more information about the tax auction, contact the Oswego County Real Property Tax Service at 349-8315 or 1-800-596-3200, ext. 8315; Sivers Auction Service Inc. at 343-3325, or visit the Countyís Web site at www.oswegocounty.com/rpts.

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