Last updated: April 29, 2016 at 14:44 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 both 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 will 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: Town of Brooklyn
AUCTION DATE: May 5, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.
MUNICIPALITY: Town of Coventry
AUCTION DATE: May 17, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.
28 Babcock Hill Road, Coventry CT
110 Cross Street, Coventry CT
305 and 309 Brewster Street, Coventry CT
447 Brewster Street and four parcels totaling ±39.61 acres on Brewster Street, Coventry CT
549 Daly Road, Coventry CT
1465 Main Street, Coventry CT
MUNICIPALITY: Town of Bethel
AUCTION DATE: May 19, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.
MUNICIPALITY: Town of New Milford
AUCTION DATE: May 25, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.
±0.5 acres on Cornell Road, New Milford CT
±0.64 acres on Cornell Road, New Milford CT
±0.74 acres on Beverly Drive, New Milford CT
±4.99 acres on Heacock Cross Brook, New Milford CT
1 and 2 Timothy Lane and ±50.85 acres on Aspetuck Ridge Road, New Milford CT
1 Merrild Lane, New Milford CT
3 Bucks Rock Road, New Milford CT
5 Housatonic Avenue, New Milford CT
6 Bayberry Lane, New Milford CT
8 Pleasant Street, New Milford CT
9 Browns Forge Road, New Milford CT
11 Bostwick Arms, New Milford CT
12 Fordyce Heights, New Milford CT
13 South End Plaza, New Milford CT
16 Sawyer Hill Road, New Milford CT
17 Dons Terrace, New Milford CT
19 East View Drive, New Milford CT
19 Pleasant Street, New Milford CT
22 New Street, New Milford CT
22 Orchard Heights, New Milford CT
23 Bostwick Arms, New Milford CT
26 Hillside Avenue, New Milford CT
34 Old State Road, New Milford CT
35 Maple Drive, New Milford CT
37 Putnam Road, New Milford CT
47 Gaylord Road, New Milford CT
55 Willow Springs, New Milford CT
132 Second Hill Road, New Milford CT
148 Aspetuck Ridge Road, New Milford CT
156 Taylor Road, New Milford CT
373 Kent Road and ±0.55 acre on Kent Road, New Milford CT
435 Kent Road, New Milford CT
461-2 Danbury Road, New Milford CT
510 Litchfield Road, New Milford CT
MUNICIPALITY: Town of Goshen
AUCTION DATE: May 26, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.
MUNICIPALITY: South Fire District (Middletown)
AUCTION DATE: June 6, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.
MUNICIPALITY: Oronoque Village Tax District (Stratford)
AUCTION DATE: June 7, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.
MUNICIPALITY: Town of Washington
AUCTION DATE: June 22, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.
MUNICIPALITY: Kensington Fire District (Berlin)
AUCTION DATE: TBA
MUNICIPALITY: Town of Putnam
AUCTION DATE: TBA
MUNICIPALITY: Town of Meriden
AUCTION DATE: TBA
MUNICIPALITY: Town of East Windsor
AUCTION DATE: TBA
MUNICIPALITY: Town of Vernon
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
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
19 Field Road, Somers CT (potential brownfield)
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.
November 10, 2015 Clinton auction results
December 2, 2015 Columbia auction results
December 2, 2015 Ashford-Eastford auction results
December 8, 2015 Newington auction results
December 10, 2015 Tolland auction results
January 7, 2016 Plainville tax sale results
January 12, 2016 Canton tax sale results
March 3, 2016 Thompson tax sale results
March 3, 2016 Rocky Hill auction results
March 15, 2016 Windham auction results
April 6, 2016 Woodstock auction results
April 7, 2016 Easton auction results
April 12, 2016 Chaplin auction results
April 13, 2016 Sherman auction results
April 21, 2016 New Fairfield auction results
April 21, 2016 Somers auction results
April 26, 2016 Somers 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.
$3,404.71 on March 1, 2016 to Hartford Superior Court
$17,446.29 on March 1, 2016 to Hartford Superior Court
$20,115.08 on March 1, 2016 to Hartford Superior Court
$20,120.02 on March 1, 2016 to Hartford Superior Court
$10,276.23 on March 4, 2016 to Windham Superior Court
$5,851.32 on March 11, 2016 to Rockville Superior Court
$6,858.66 on March 11, 2016 to Rockville Superior Court
$7,256.91 on March 11, 2016 to Rockville Superior Court
$12,680.44 on March 11, 2016 to Rockville Superior Court
$32,051.16 on March 11, 2016 to Rockville Superior Court
$9,673.07 on March 22, 2016 to New Haven Superior Court
$22,195.39 on March 22, 2016 to New Haven Superior Court
$34,807.16 on March 22, 2016 to New Haven Superior Court
THE INFORMATION ON THIS WEBSITE IS PROVIDED BY ADAM J. COHEN, ESQ., AN ATTORNEY WITH PULLMAN & COMLEY, LLC IN BRIDGEPORT, CONNECTICUT.