The primary reason Wayne County sells tax-defaulted property is to collect delinquent taxes. The back taxes, penalties and interest due are recovered by either:
(1) requiring immediate payment of property taxes by a current property owner via threat of sale or
(2) via a public auction of delinquent property
Anyone that is in good standing with Bid4Assets can participate in a county tax if they register/Sign Up with Bid4Assets and place a deposit by the Bid Deposit date. Interested parties may refer to the Wayne County store front for more details on the types of deposit and the acceptable forms of payment. Properties in the Wayne County tax sale may have other non-county liens against. It is the responsibility of the bidder to perform due diligence on the property and to determine the liabilities that may exist on a property before bidding. If anyone bids and wins a property, they are legally responsible to purchase the property.