TETON COUNTY, Wyo. — The Teton County Treasurer’s Office wants to notify the public about properties that currently have outstanding 2021 property taxes before the annual Property Tax Lien Sale tomorrow.

The sale will be held in the Teton County 4-H Building (Elizabeth McCabe 4-H Center) located at 255 W. Deloney Avenue on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022.

A tax sale is the sale of a piece of real estate due to unpaid property taxes. A tax lien sale sells the liens on the property to a buyer who may then pursue the collection of monies owed. Liens are a right to keep possession of property belonging to another person until a debt owed by that person is discharged.

Property owners and ownership entities have been notified of delinquent tax bills, but as of July 25, outstanding balances still exist for 31 parcels in Teton County. Payment on these outstanding balances can be made up until today Aug. 2, at 5 p.m.  

Information regarding the annual Tax Lien Sale, delinquent parcels, payment options, and procedures can be found here, under the Property Tax heading.  

“It can be difficult to track down individual owners or ownership entities when it comes to delinquent  property taxes, so we want to make sure that we get the word out as much as possible prior to the  annual Property Tax Lien Sale every year,” said Katie Smits, Teton County Treasurer.

“Ideally, property owners can remedy the situation prior to a third party purchasing the tax lien for the parcel.” 

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