Tax Claim

Megan Kerr Director P:(814) 226-4000 Ext. 2306

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Tax Claim


NOTICE: AS OF SEPTEMBER 9, THE TAX CLAIM OFFICE IS LOCATED IN THE COURTHOUSE ON THE FIRST FLOOR, FIRST DOOR ON THE LEFT.

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, judgments 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, judgments 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.

Data Request Form

Important Dates

  • 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 - Judicial Sale will be held June 29, 2020 at 10 AM in Courtroom #1 on the Second Floor of the Clarion County Courthouse. 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 21st 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.

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

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

Contact Information

Tax Claims
Clarion County Courthouse
421 Main Street, Suite 22
Clarion, PA 16214
Telephone: (814) 226-4000
Fax: (814) 226-5275

Megan Kerr, Director - Ext. 2306
mkerr@co.clarion.pa.us

Tim Cochran, Land Services Manager - Ext. 2008
tcochran@co.clarion.pa.us
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Sale and Repository Lists3 documents

  • Current Repository List 
    document Header Current Repository List 
    Last updated on December 16, 2020
  • Current Judicial List
    document Header Current Judicial List
    Last updated on December 17, 2020
  • 2020 Tax Sale Results from September 21, 2020
    document Header 2020 Tax Sale Results from September 21, 2020
    September 21, 2020 Tax Sale

Judicial Sale Information3 documents

  • Affidavit of the Bidder for Judicial Sale
    document Header Affidavit of the Bidder for Judicial Sale
  • Acknowledgement of Terms and Conditions
    document Header Acknowledgement of Terms and Conditions
  • ​Conditions for the Public
    document Header ​Conditions for the Public

Upset Tax Sale Registration Forms3 documents

  • Conditions for the Public
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  • Certification of Bidder
    document Header Certification of Bidder
  • Acknowledgement of Terms and Conditions
    document Header Acknowledgement of Terms and Conditions

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