As stated in the
Property Tax Code: The officer
charged with the sale of the properties is the officer who posts the information regarding the Sale of Property. In
Collin County that would be the Constable for the city in which the property is located.
To request information on a SPECIFIC property you will need to contact the corresponding constable for that area.
The list of properties going up for sale is posted at the Collin County Courthouse at 2100 Bloomdale Rd. in McKinney
and the respective office of the Constable office posting the sale notice. Notices of property for sale can also be
viewed online by visiting the
Sales are held on the courthouse steps (east side) on the 1st Tuesday of each month between the hours of 10 a.m. and
Sheriff's & Constable's Sale Procedures
The following information is regarding the properties offered for sale. Potential purchasers should carefully read
this information and evaluate these facts in light of their anticipated use of property:
- In order to buy a property offered for sale you must have a Written Statement declaring you owe no tax in
Collin County. This can be obtained from the Property Tax Office. The cost is $10. To obtain the Written
Statement you will need the
Request for Written Statement filled
out and notarized. The Tax Office will provide a notary. You must present the
Written Statement to the Constable or Sheriff at the time of sale before they will give you the
deed. Written Statements are good for 90 days.
- Only cashiers checks, money orders, or cash will be accepted as payments
- Property is sold "as is and where is" with no warranties.
- Title insurance is the responsibility of the purchaser. Since the purchaser will have a deed without warranty,
a policy of title insurance may be difficult to obtain.
- Current taxes are due and payable by the purchaser, if the taxes are not included in the minimum bid.
State Property Tax Code
- Purchasers will receive a deed without warranty from the Constable / Sheriff.
- If the property is occupied upon possession of the purchaser, the responsibility of eviction goes to the
purchaser of the property.
- The making of improvements to the property is discouraged until the redemption period has expired.
- All sales are final except for the normal redemption and the statute of limitations periods (See
State Property Tax Code, Section
33.54 Limitation on Actions Relating to Property Sold for Taxes).
Be advised that if you plan to visit the property prior to receiving your deed to the property, you should keep a
copy of your payment receipt with you as proof of purchase. It is also important that it be understood that Collin
County and the taxing jurisdictions accept no liability or responsibility for accident or injury that may occur on
any properties purchased.
Properties that went to a Sheriff's Sale and were
not sold are typically called struck-off properties, where the taxing entity is now listed as the owner of
the property, and a deed is filed with the
County Clerk's office.
These properties may be sold through a private bidding process if all taxing entities with a claim on them agree or
approve offers from prospective buyers. For Collin County, the law firm of
Abernathy, Roeder, Boyd & Hullett
processes those bids and submits them to the taxing entities for final approval/acceptance.
Beginning in December 2013, the county decided to post
Struck-Off Properties so the
public can look over their availability and, if they so choose, make an offer on the properties. We have also
included properties that have been sold through this process since January 2013.