Union County Tax Assessor-Collector Randy Dunnam held this year’s delinquent property tax land sale Monday morning.
The sale was moved to the chancery courtroom, partly because of the high temperatures outside and because the circuit courtroom was in use for a hearing.
The sale drew a standing-room-only crowd but the number of attendees was reduced some after family members were allowed to come and pay delinquent taxes before the rest of the sale began.
Each year, property on which taxes have not been paid are sold for the amount of tax owed. The original property owners have three years in which to redeem the property by paying the delinquent tax plus penalties and interest; if the property is not redeemed in that time the purchaser at the tax sale can obtain a deed.