Last updated: November 25, 2015 at 13:01 pm
Below are copies of public notices issued by certain Connecticut municipalities
relating to auctions they have slated to collect unpaid taxes and other charges under Connecticut General Statutes § 12-157.
THIS WEBPAGE AND ITS CONTENTS ARE FOR GENERAL INFORMATIONAL USE ONLY, AND ARE NOT LEGAL ADVICE. SINCE MUNICIPALITIES AND THEIR ATTORNEYS CANNOT REPRESENT YOU OR YOUR INTERESTS, YOU SHOULD CONSULT WITH YOUR OWN LAWYER ABOUT HOW TAX SALES WORK AND WHAT YOUR RIGHTS AND DUTIES ARE.
THE MUNICIPALITY’S LAWYER IS NOT YOUR LAWYER. ANY INFORMATION YOU GIVE TO THE MUNICIPALITY’S LAWYER IS NOT PROTECTED BY THE ATTORNEY-CLIENT PRIVILEGE AND IS NOT CONFIDENTIAL. SENDING ANY INFORMATION TO THE MUNICIPALITY’S LAWYER OR LAW FIRM WILL NOT CREATE AN ATTORNEY-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN YOU AND THE FIRM. THE FIRM IS NOT RESTRICTED FROM USING ANY INFORMATION YOU SEND FOR ANY PURPOSE, INCLUDING USING IT TO ASSIST THE MUNICIPALITY TO CONDUCT THE TAX SALE, ON BEHALF OF ANY OF THE FIRM’S CLIENTS, OR OTHERWISE.
THE POSTINGS ON THIS WEBPAGE ARE PUBLIC RECORDS WHICH ARE NOT GUARANTEED TO ACCURATELY REFLECT THE OWNERSHIP, TITLE HISTORY, ENCUMBRANCES, DELINQUENCY AMOUNTS, BOUNDARIES, CONDITION, BUILDABILITY, ACCESSIBILITY, ZONING COMPLIANCE, ENVIRONMENTAL STATUS, OR ANY OTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROPERTIES. ALTHOUGH THESE MUNICIPALITIES AND THEIR COUNSEL ENDEAVOR TO ENSURE THAT THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN ALL NOTICES IS CORRECT AND THAT APPROPRIATE NOTIFICATIONS REACH ALL RECORD OWNERS AND ENCUMBRANCERS, COMPLETE ACCURACY CANNOT BE GUARANTEED.
YOU MUST CONDUCT YOUR OWN RESEARCH TO VERIFY EVERYTHING IN THESE POSTINGS AND ANY OTHER INFORMATION YOU DEEM RELEVANT BY USING LAWFUL METHODS AND PUBLIC RECORDS AVAILABLE FROM TOWN DEPARTMENTS AND OTHER RESOURCES. POTENTIAL BIDDERS MUST EXERCISE DUE DILIGENCE TO INVESTIGATE A PROPERTY AND ITS CHARACTERISTICS, VALUE, AND ENCUMBRANCES BEFORE BIDDING. THE MUNICIPALITIES AND THEIR COUNSEL CANNOT GRANT PERMISSION TO INSPECT THESE PROPERTIES OR COMMUNICATE WITH THEIR OWNERS OR OCCUPANTS. DO NOT TRESPASS ON THESE PROPERTIES OR HARASS ANYONE ASSOCIATED WITH THEM.
GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT TAX SALES
Please read the brochure at this link FIRST because it answers most questions about how tax sales work: GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT TAX SALES. Please do not call the municipality or its attorney with questions about tax sale properties or procedures until after you have thoroughly reviewed this brochure and the information below.
At the auction, bidders will be required to sign a registration agreement which contains the following terms: BIDDER’S AGREEMENT
Registration occurs at the auction, not before. Unless the municipality announces otherwise, bids must be offered in person at the auction rather than by mail or phone. The municipality cannot sell a property privately before the public auction date. You may not bid on a property if you are its owner or if you hold a lien or mortgage on it.
Each bidder must bring all of the following to the auction:
(1) A valid government-issued ID.
(2) The legal name and either social security number (for individuals) or federal ID number (for corporate entities) for whoever will take title to the purchased property. For example, if you would like two people listed on the deed, bring social security numbers with you. If you would like the deed to be in the name of a corporation or LLC, make sure you know its exact legal name and its federal ID number at the time you register.
(3) If you are bidding on behalf of another person, you must also bring a valid written authorization such as a signed power of attorney.
(4) A $5,000 deposit per property (or other amount specified in the notice) is mandatory in cash or certified funds. This includes a check drawn by a bank on the bank’s own funds (often called a bank check, cashier’s check, teller’s check, or official check), or a money order. Personal checks and home equity line checks will not be accepted. The deposit must either be payable to “Pullman & Comley, Trustee” or payable to yourself and then endorsed at the auction. Bidders will present this deposit when they register at the auction and pay it (only) when they are declared the winner to be applied in full to the purchase price of that property. Bidders who do not win keep their deposits and may use them to bid on other properties.
The balance of the purchase price must be received from the winning bidder within five calendar days (or if the fifth day falls on a weekend or holiday, the next business day) in cash or certified funds payable to “Pullman & Comley, Trustee” or by wire transfer. There can be no exceptions or extensions to this deadline for any reason whatsoever. Failure to do so permanently forfeits the entire deposit and the right to purchase the property.
UPCOMING TAX SALES
The following properties are slated to be included in auctions to be held within the next six months. Click on the address for more information. If you are an owner or encumbrancer of one of these properties and wish to pay the amounts owed in order to prevent the auction, please call 203-330-2230 for a payoff statement.
If a property is listed below, then it remains currently scheduled for auction. If a property was previously listed here but no longer is, then it has been removed from the auction, most likely due to either payment in full or a bankruptcy filing.
MUNICIPALITY: Towns of Ashford and Eastford
AUCTION DATE: December 2, 2015
±0.39 acres on Lake View Drive, Ashford CT
±8.45 acres on Campbert Lane and ±31.36 acres on Lake Woods Lane, Ashford CT
±14.92 acres on Lake Woods Lane, Eastford CT
32 Iron Mine Lane, Ashford CT
85 Ashford Lake Drive, Ashford CT
159 Nott Highway, Ashford CT
MUNICIPALITY: Town of Columbia
AUCTION DATE: December 2, 2015
MUNICIPALITY: Town of Newington
AUCTION DATE: December 8, 2015
6 Horizon Hill Road, Newington CT
17 Brick Walk Lane, Newington CT
21 Boulevard, Newington CT
38 Summit Street, Newington CT
56 Cortland Way #18, Newington CT
138 Churchill Drive, Newington CT
144 Churchill Drive, Newington CT
217 Harding Avenue, Newington CT
235 Lucille Street, Newington CT
307 Cherry Hill Drive, Newington CT
MUNICIPALITY: Town of Tolland
AUCTION DATE: December 10, 2015
MUNICIPALITY: Town of Thompson
AUCTION DATE: December 10, 2015
MUNICIPALITY: Town of Scotland
AUCTION DATE: January 6, 2016
MUNICIPALITY: Town of Plainville
AUCTION DATE: January 7, 2016
MUNICIPALITY: Town of Canton
AUCTION DATE: January 12, 2016
MUNICIPALITY: Town of Deep River
AUCTION DATE: January 22, 2016
3 Old River Street, Deep River CT
16 and 18 Winter Avenue, Deep River CT
59 Cedar Swamp Road, Deep River CT
62 River Street, Deep River CT
72 Cedar Lake Road, Deep River CT
101 Warsaw Street, Deep River CT
116 Main Street, Deep River CT
118 Main Street, Deep River CT
MUNICIPALITY: Town of Brooklyn
AUCTION DATE: TBA
MUNICIPALITY: Town of Rocky Hill
AUCTION DATE: TBA
MUNICIPALITY: Town of Windham
AUCTION DATE: TBA
POSTPONED TAX SALES
The auctions of the following properties have been postponed due to lack of bidders on the original sale dates. New auction dates have not yet been determined. Click on the address for more information. If you are interested in any of these properties, please research it very thoroughly and then call 203-330-2230 with your proposed bid amount. Your bid amount should be the most you believe the property is worth, not necessarily the amount of taxes due.
±0.39 acres on Bonnie Vu Lane, New Milford CT
±1.0 acres on Fort Hill Road, New Milford CT
±24.2 acres on Reservoir Rd, New Milford CT
Parcel on Kent Road, New Milford CT
Parcel on Long Mountain Road, New Milford CT
Parcel on Litchfield Road, New Milford CT
Parcel on Skyview Drive, New Milford CT
Parcels on Valley View Lane and others, New Milford CT
115, 119, 123, 131, and 135 Kimberly Road, Newington CT
13 Spur Lane and parcel on Meadow Street, Newington CT
23 Brooks Edge Drive, Newington CT
15 and 16 Quincy Lane, Newington CT
10’ right-of-way on Broadview Street, Newington CT
RECENTLY COMPLETED TAX SALES
The following notices list the properties sold at recent tax sales subject to the right of their owners and encumbrancers to redeem. Click on the notice for more information. The purchasers will not take title if any redemption has already occurred or does occur within six months after the auction date.
June 4, 2015 Goshen auction results
June 10, 2015 New Hartford auction results
June 11, 2015 Pomfret auction results
June 16, 2015 Lebanon auction results
June 18, 2015 Bozrah auction results
June 30, 2015 East Haddam auction results
July 2, 2015 Thomaston auction results
August 11, 2015 Canton auction results
August 25, 2015 Vernon auction results
August 27, 2015 Manchester auction results
September 2, 2015 Thompson auction results
September 3, 2015 Chaplin auction results
September 10, 2015 Stafford auction results
September 17, 2015 Meriden auction results
October 22, 2015 Portland auction results
November 10, 2015 Clinton auction results
EXCESS PROCEEDS DEPOSITS
The following notices identify excess proceeds from tax sales which have recently been deposited with the superior court. Click on the notice for more information. Under state law, only record owners and encumbrancers whose interests were extinguished by the sale are entitled to these proceeds (NOT members of the general public), and they must do so within 90 days after the court deposit. After that deadline, the unclaimed funds become the property of the State of Connecticut. If a municipality has referred you to this website in response to your inquiry about excess proceeds, then no such claimable unexpired funds exist other than any listed below. If you believe you are entitled to claim any of these excess funds, or wish to assist any such person, consult with an attorney immediately about the applicable procedures and restrictions. There is no “claim form.” Instead, you or your attorney must create a written claim to file with the court and formally serve upon all other record owners and encumbrancers. Do *not* send your claim to the municipality or name the municipality as a party to your claim, unless the municipality has explicitly consented in writing to participation in those proceedings.
$15,805.74 on October 7, 2015 to Windham Superior Court
$32,222.75 on October 13, 2015 to Tolland Superior Court
$73,781.86 on November 20, 2015 to Tolland Superior Court
$74,113.71 on November 20, 2015 to Tolland Superior Court
$42,533.33 on November 23, 2015 to Danbury Superior Court
$119,785.18 on November 23, 2015 to Danbury Superior Court
THE INFORMATION ON THIS WEBSITE IS PROVIDED BY ADAM J. COHEN, ESQ., AN ATTORNEY WITH PULLMAN & COMLEY, LLC IN BRIDGEPORT, CONNECTICUT.