Wilson County will hold a delinquent tax sale July 12 at 10 a.m. in the chancery courtroom at the Wilson County Judicial Center at 134 S. College St. in Lebanon.
Potential buyers are encouraged to arrive on time to hear about the terms of the tax sale. Back Tax Attorney Bob Rochelle will warn it is a “buyer beware” sale, where the buyer takes more risk than if buying from an individual or through a realtor.
Potential purchasers are encouraged to thoroughly investigate the parcels before the sale, Rochelle said.
The county will sell 40 parcels. A list of the parcels slated for sale may be picked up from the office of the clerk and master.
“There may be parcels paid before the sale date. Of course, they will be dropped from the sale,” said Rochelle. “Prospective purchasers should make their own inquiry into the state of the title and condition of each parcel.”
The sale is part of a continuing effort by Wilson County and the cities of Lebanon, Mt. Juliet and Watertown to reduce the amount of delinquent taxes owed.
“Doing a good job collecting delinquent taxes also improves current tax collections,” Rochelle said. “For instance, the county turned over about $350,000 less in delinquent taxes this year.”