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COMMISSIONERS: Certificate sale coming

January 11, 2012

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COLUMBIA CITY — SRI Incorporated, a firm that conducts tax sales, deed sales, and foreclosure sales on the Internet or in-person for local government clients, extended its partnership with Whitley County Tuesday regarding an upcoming tax sale.

SRI President Tim Rushenberg appeared before the Whitley County Board of Commissioners to present three contracts necessary to conduct the sale.

When a property reaches a certain time limit in which taxes have not been paid, the county places a lien against the property so that it can be sold at a Commissioner’s Sale; it does not seize the property, however they do have the option to do so should they so choose.

“We do not want to take ownership of the property, but if they are eligible for us to do so, we can place a lien,” said County Auditor Jen McGuire.

The purpose of using SRI is simple; allow it to handle the business of offering tax sale certificates on leftover parcels from last year’s fall tax sale.

As it stands, there are 18 parcels remaining from 2011 eligible for the spring sale, according to Rushenberg.
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