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Summary: When any taxes on any real estate in a county, city or town are delinquent on December 31 following the second anniversary of the date on which such taxes have become due, or, in the case of real property upon which is situated any structure that has been condemned by the local building official pursuant to applicable law or ordinance, the first anniversary of the date on which such taxes have become due, or, in the case of real estate which is deemed abandoned as provided herein, and the taxes on any real estate are delinquent on December 31 following the third anniversary of the date on which such taxes have become due, such real estate may be sold for the purpose of collecting all delinquent taxes on such property. (Sec.58.1-3965). Any owner of the real estate described in any notice published pursuant to § 58.1-3965 or any bill in equity filed pursuant to this article, or his or their heirs, successors and assigns, shall have the right to redeem such real estate prior to the date set for a judicial sale thereof by paying into court all taxes, penalties and interest due with respect to such real estate, together with all costs including costs of publication and a reasonable attorney’s fee set by the court. Any person who has paid any taxes on such real estate shall have a
lien thereon for any taxes paid, plus interest at the rate of six percent per year. The right to redeem is ended
when the property is sold. (Sec. 58.1-3974).

Law: Code of Virginia, Title 58.1, Subtitle III, Chapter 39, Article 4, “Bill in Equity for Sale of Delinquent Tax Lands.”
Contact: Treasurer or Tax Collector. (Sec. 58.1-3910).
Interest Rate: Not applicable. (Sec. 58.1-3965, Sec. 58.1-3974).
Auction Type: Tax Deed. (Sec. 58.1-3967).
Bidding Procedure: Premium bid / highest bid. (Sec. 58.1-3969). The opening bid at a Virginia tax sale is the back real property taxes, penalties, interest, reasonable attorneys’ fees, costs and any liens chargeable thereon subject to court confirmation (Sec. 58.1-3967, Sec. 58.1-3969).
Costs: Cost and fees payable by the purchaser of property sold for delinquent taxes are not specified by Virginia state statutes.

Redemption Period: Not applicable. (Sec. 58.1-3974).
Deed Assigned at Foreclosure to: The title conveyed to the purchaser at the judicial sale shall be held to bar any disabilities of parties defendant, and shall be free of all claims of any creditor, person, or entity, including those claims of beneficiaries under any deed of trust or mortgage, provided that notice was given and the creditor, person, or entity was made a party defendant. (Sec. 58.1-3967).

Virginia Contacts
number of Counties: 96 and 40 independent cities.

Arlington County
2100 Clarendon Blvd.
Delinquent Property Tax Division
Arlington, VA 22201-5445
Phone: (703) 228-3000

Augusta County
P.O. Box 590
Delinquent Property Tax Division
Verona, VA 24482-0590
Phone: (540) 245-5600

Bedford County
122 E. Main Street, Su 202
Delinquent Property Tax Division
Bedford, VA 24523-2000
Phone: (540) 586-7601

Campbell County
P.O. Box 100
Delinquent Property Tax Division
Rustburg, VA 24588-0100
Phone: (434) 592-9517

Chesterfield County
P.O. Box 40
Delinquent Property Tax Division
Chesterfield, VA 23832-0040
Phone: (804) 748-1000

Dinwiddie County
P.O. Drawer 70
Delinquent Property Tax Division
Dinwiddie, VA 23841-0070
Phone: (804) 469-4500

Fairfax County
1200 Government Center Parkway
Delinquent Property Tax Division
Fairfax, VA 22035-0066
Phone: (703) 324-2531

Henrico County
P.O. Box 27032
Delinquent Property Tax Division
Richmond, VA 23273-7032
Phone: (804) 501-4000

Loudon County
1 Harrison Street, SE
Delinquent Property Tax Division
Leesburg, VA 20175-3102
Phone: (703) 777-0100

Montgomery County
755 Roanoke Street, Suite 2E
Delinquent Property Tax Division
Christiansburg, VA 24073-3178
Phone: (540) 382-6954