Tax Levy sales are conducted by the Richmond County Tax Commissioner for unpaid State, County, and school ad valorem taxes under the provisions of Title 48, Revenue and Taxation, Official Code of Georgia Annotated (O.C.G.A), Governing Tax Executions and Sales; And Title 9, O.C.G.A., governing Judicial Sales.
Properties scheduled for sale are advertised in the Thursday edition of the Augusta Chronicle in the legal section under Sheriff Sales for four consecutive weeks prior to the sale. The sales are conducted on the first Tuesday of the month immediately following the final week of advertising. They are held at 10:00 a.m. at the Augusta-Richmond County Judicial Center, John H. Ruffin, Jr. Courthouse at:
735 James Brown Blvd.
Sales are open to the public and a list of properties is available to the public in Room 117 of the Municipal Building for at least one week prior to the sale, giving ample time to research properties and records. As tax liens are satisfied, the properties will be removed from the list.
The county does not guarantee title, and the purchaser has no use of the property, nor is entitled to any rent payments for at least one year under Georgia law.
The doctrine of Caveat Emptor shall apply to all sales (meaning this is a “Buyer Beware” sale).