Q: Can you build on this lot?

A: Contact the “Zoning & Planning” office in the city/town/county in which the property in question is located.

Q: Can I buy the property before the auction?

A: No, according to state code the property must be sold at public auction. §58.1-3965

Q: Can I pay the delinquent taxes and own the property?

A: No, only the owner or heirs, successors and assigns can redeem a property. § 58.1-3974

Q: What happens if a property doesn’t sell at the auction?

A: The property will be placed in the next upcoming auction.

Q: What if the property is occupied?

A: It is the responsibility of the new owner once the deed has been recorded to evict the occupant through the standard court process and remove any remaining possessions in the property. You should consult with an attorney regarding your rights and responsibilities in this matter.

Q: What do I need to register at the auction?

A: All you need to register at our auction is a state issued identification card.

Q: How do I know how much of a deposit to bring with me to the auction?

A: Depending on the terms of the sale you will want to bring (10-33.3%) of your overall budget that you are willing to spend on the property or properties you’re interested in purchasing in the form of cash or certified funds.

Q: What happens if the court doesn’t approve my high bid?

A: In the event the court does not approve the high bid at the auction the high bidder will receive a 100% refund of all funds paid.