Constable sales for personal property are held at least ten days from the date of posting after the property is seized. Sales of personal property are usually conducted Monday through Friday. The Notices of Sale on personal property are posted at the sub-courthouses in Farmersville, Plano and Frisco, at the new Collin County Courthouse located at 2100 Bloomdale Rd, McKinney, Texas, on the Constable Sale website, and at the place of sale and/or storage as applicable.
The sales for personal property are normally conducted at the place of storage. Place of sale is indicated on the Notice of Sale.
Requirements at personal property sale are that the purchaser must be present to bid (no sales by phone or advance bidding), and property is sold to highest bidder, cash in hand. Purchaser must make arrangements with storage facility for pickup of the purchased property. In most cases the personal property may be viewed on sale date, prior to the sale.
The real property up for sale is listed as Constable Sale and may be sold for two reasons:
- Tax Sale for collection of back property taxes owed.
- Sale under Writ of Execution or Order of Sale to satisfy a judgment awarded to the Plaintiff.
The following rules apply to those types of sales. You must carefully read this information and evaluate these facts in light of your anticipated use of the property. Any property may be withdrawn from the sale at any time prior to acceptance of the final bid at auction.
- The property will be sold at public auction to the highest bidder, cash in hand, based on oral bids. Rules governing auctions will apply.
- For Tax Sales, cash in hand will mean at least minimum bid as stated on Notice of Sale with balance, if any, due immediately. NO REFUNDS.
- Payment will be made payable to Collin County Constable Pct. 2 and be by cashier's check, money order, or cash. No letter of credit will be accepted.
- All sales are as is, to the highest bidder on a "Buyer Beware Basis". Any and all questions concerning the property offered should be directed to an attorney. THE CONSTABLE'S OFFICE WILL NOT ANSWER LEGAL QUESTIONS.
- It is necessary that bidders satisfy themselves concerning the status of the property and the location and condition of the property prior to sale by checking with the Collin County Clerk's Office/land deed records located at the Admin Building, 2300 Bloomdale Rd., McKinney, Texas. All lawsuit information pertaining to each sale may be reviewed at the respective Clerk's Office or Justice of the Peace Office. The court with jurisdiction and cause number are noted on the Notice of Constable Sale.
For more information on the properties for sale, please visit the Current Sales page.
A person purchasing property at Tax Sale MUST present to the officer who conducted the sale an unexpired written statement from the County Tax Assessor/Collector that the purchaser does not owe any delinquent taxes to the County or any school district or city in the County. The written statement will be issued by the County Tax Assessor/Collector. The purchaser will not receive a deed to the property until the written statement is presented to the officer. (Pursuant to Section 33.015, Texas Property Tax Code.)
There may be additional taxes due on the property that have accrued since the judgment was rendered. Any successful bidder who fails to pay additional taxes will be held liable for twenty percent of the value of the property plus costs incurred as a result of the bidder's default. (Pursuant to Rule 652, Texas Rules of Civil Procedure.)
Purchasers at the sale will receive a Constable's Deed, which is without warranty, expressed or implied. This is NOT a Tax Lien Certificate. The real property is sold. There is no Tax Lien Certificate Sale in Collin County. A policy of title insurance may be difficult to obtain.
All tax property purchased at the sale is subject to a statutory right of redemption. This redemption period commences from the date the deed is filed for record with the County Clerk. The purchaser is responsible for filing the deed. Purchaser has a right to possession during the redemption period. There is a two year right of redemption for homestead property and property appraised as agricultural land. There is a 180 day right of redemption for all other property. Collin County makes no reservations as to which redemption period applies to any property offered at sale.
A person having an ownership interest in the property at the time of the sale may have a right to redeem the property from the purchaser during the redemption period. (Pursuant to Section 34.21 of the Texas Property Tax Code.)