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 Clarion County Tax Claim

 
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Clarion County Tax Claim Department is responsible for collecting delinquent real estate taxes and taking payments for real estate taxes when the option of making payments is not available through the tax collector then disperses the monies to the county, municipalities and school districts.

Once property is delinquent for two years, it is advertised and put up for tax sale. If the property is sold, the purchaser is responsible for paying all back taxes associated with the land, as well as any mortgages, judgements and liens for the bidder. If it does not sell, it will be exposed to the judicial sale which is free and clear of back taxes, mortgages, judgements and liens. This office will hold tax sales once a year for properties that are 2 years delinquent on taxes. This is done to recoup lost tax dollars. All records/ files are public information.

 

 Upset Tax Sale Registration Forms

 
 

 Important Dates

 
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January - Delinquent taxes are being turned in for the previous year, an additional $15.00 fee applied, per taxing body and a $10 archival and solicitor fee per parcel.

 

February - Reminder letters will be sent out during this month, an additional $2.00 fee applied, per property.

 

March - Return & Claim notices will be sent out during this month, an additional $15.00 fee applied, per property. If this notice goes unclaimed and is NOT picked up from the Post Office, your property will be posted in July.  An additional $60.00 fee will be applied, per property posted.

 

April - Sale notices will be sent out this month, an additional $35.00 fee applied per person on the deed/title, per property.

 

May - The office will no longer accept personal checks as payment after this month. Cash - Money Orders - Certified Checks only.

 

June - Last business day of this month to have your balance paid in full before Sheriff Postings and Newspaper Publishing.

 

July - Sheriff Postings and Publishing in The Clarion News & The Leader Vindicator, an additional $215.00 fee applied, per property.

 

September - Tax Sale is on Monday the 16th at 10 AM. Please come early to fill out paperwork in order to bid.

 

November - Reminder letters will be sent out during this month, an additional $2.00 fee applied, per property.

 

December - Judicial Sale this month. Date will be set at a later time.

 

**Fees and dates are subject to change without notice**

 

***Please note, interest is applied the 1st of every month***

 

 Contact Information

 
  • Tax Claims

    Administration Bldg, Room 101
    330 Main Street
    Clarion, PA 16214
     
    Telephone: (814) 226-4000
    Fax: (814) 226-8069
     
    Megan Kerr, Director - Ext. 2306