(The Bureau reserves the right to make changes to these terms at any time.)
!!! PLEASE READ AND UNDERSTAND THE FOLLOWING PRIOR TO SUBMITTING A BID !!!
Please be advised that the posted Repository List is to be used as a guideline and may include properties that have recently been sold or are pending sale approval. You should call the office to make sure the property you want to bid on is still available.
All persons desiring to bid must submit their bid with the provided forms from our website and a photo copy of a valid Drivers License or State ID, either by mail or in person to: Blair County Tax Claim Bureau, 423 Allegheny St., Ste. 143, Hollidaysburg, PA 16648. We will not accept any bid submitted to the Bureau by email or fax.
All sales are also subject to the written consent of each taxing district where the property is located. Once the Bureau receives your bid it will be submitted for approval to the School District in which the property is located as well as the Municipality for approval. (Please be aware that it can take up to two to three weeks for the Bureau to even submit your bid to the required taxing authorities, and then it can take up to 30 days from them receiving your bid to approve or deny the bid). In the event a taxing district rejects the bid, the bidder will be notified in writing.
***If you submit a bid during the time of any up coming tax sales (ex. Upset or Judicial) this process will be longer. If you have not received any type of notification from us within 3 months of submitting your bid, you can then call our office to see if we have received any information.
***Please note that NO BIDS WILL BE ACCEPTED IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE JUDICIAL SALE. Any bids received during the 30 day appeal period, after the sale, will be denied and returned to the bidder.
If all parties accept your Bid, you will be notified in writing of the required funds due in order to transfer the deed into the purchaser’s name. All properties sold are subject to Recording Costs and Transfer Taxes. Please be advised that the transfer tax is 2% of the purchase price for the property, so please make sure you can afford the transfer tax as well as the bid amount you are submitting. (You can verify the amount on the transfer tax before you bid by calling our office.)
Winning Bidder, will within twenty (20) days following acceptance of the bid, be required to send payment by Certified Check or Money Order payable to the Blair County Tax Claim Bureau along with the fees required for the Recording of the deed and the Transfer Tax. These two (2) fees must be seperate and must be made by certified checks or money orders made payable to The Blair County Recorder of Deeds.
Please note along with your bid form you are also providing a VERIFICATION OF NON-OWNERSHIP INTEREST, NON-DELINQUENCY AND COMPLIANCE WITH SECTION 601(d) OF RETSL OF 1947, on this form provided by the Bureau, the said person is not delinquent in paying real estate taxes to any of the taxing districts (county, municipal or school) where the property is located and that the person has no municipal utility bills that are more than one (1) year outstanding. So please make sure you are in compliance with the verification.
The Tax Claim Bureau will issue a deed to the purchaser. However, the said deed will not contain any warranty either general or special. We strongly urge you to consult an attorney prior to purchase and also to drive by the location to make sure you have access to the property you are bidding on.
**** No refund will be made after the property is sold ****
IMPORTANT NOTICE: The rule of Caveat Emptor (buyer beware) applies. (See 72 P.S. 5931)
We urge you to research the property prior to placing a bid. The property is offered for sale by the Tax Claim Bureau without any guarantee or warranty what so ever, either as to existence, correctness of ownership, size boundaries, locations, structures or lack of a structure, liens, and title or any other matter.
Mobil Homes / trailers will, however, be sold under and subject to any encumbrances listed on the trailer’s certificate of title.
An encumbrance is a legal term of art for anything that affects or limits the title of a property, such as mortgages, leases, easements, liens, or restrictions. Also, those considered as potentially making the title defeasible are also encumbrances. For example, charging orders, building orders and structure alteration.
To download the current Blair County Repository List in Adobe® PDF format, please see the menu item labeled 'Sale Lists & Forms'.
To place a bid on a property listed on the Blair County Repository List, you must download and complete the following forms:
- Bid Form - Available under the menu item 'Forms'
- Bidder Verification form - Available under the menu item 'Forms'