Last updated: August 25, 2016 at 10:55 am
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 Franklin
AUCTION DATE: September 8, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.
MUNICIPALITY: Town of Putnam
AUCTION DATE: September 7, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.
4 Whipple Street, Putnam CT
6 Prospect Street, Putnam CT
8 Florence Street, Putnam CT
20 Bradley Street, Putnam CT
21 Dudley Street, Putnam CT
29 Heritage Road, Putnam CT
31 Gary School Road, Putnam CT
46 Powhattan Street, Putnam CT
68 Chapman Street, Putnam CT
102 Mechanics Street, Putnam CT
107 Providence Street, Putnam CT
114-6 Powhattan Street, Putnam CT
155 Groveland Avenue, Putnam CT
168 Elmwood Hill Road, Putnam and Thompson CT
245 Woodstock Avenue, Putnam CT
251 Park Road, Putnam CT
302 Sabin Street, Putnam CT
379 Liberty Highway, Putnam CT
389 Liberty Highway, Putnam CT
432 Church Street, Putnam CT
532 River Road, Putnam CT
533 Five Mile River Road, Putnam CT
MUNICIPALITY: Town of Portland
AUCTION DATE: September 13, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. (RESCHEDULED FROM PREVIOUS DATE)
MUNICIPALITY: Worthington Fire District (Berlin)
AUCTION DATE: September 13, 2016 at 12:00 p.m.
MUNICIPALITY: Town of Windham
AUCTION DATE: September 21, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.
4 Babcock Court, Windham CT
4 Scotland Road, Windham CT
39 South Windham Road, Windham CT
44 Crescent Street, Windham CT
45 Lebanon Avenue, Windham CT
74 Chapman Street, Windham CT
85 Turner Street, Windham CT
114 Spring Street, Windham CT
125 Church Street, Windham CT
349 Plains Road and 35 McClintock Street, Windham CT
462 North Street, Windham CT
Mobile home at 45 Lions Way, Windham CT
MUNICIPALITY: Town of Guilford
AUCTION DATE: September 27, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.
MUNICIPALITY: Town of Plainville
AUCTION DATE: October 4, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.
MUNICIPALITY: Kasson Grove Property Owners Association (Bethlehem)
AUCTION DATE: October 5, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.
MUNICIPALITY: Town of Thomaston
AUCTION DATE: October 20, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.
±0.12 acres on Cables Lane, Thomaston CT
±0.25 acres on East Main Street, Thomaston CT
18 Bristol Street, Thomaston CT
274 Prospect Street, Thomaston CT
387 Fenn Road, Thomaston CT
679 Fenn Road, Thomaston CT
1119 Hickory Hill Road and ±9.84 acres on Branch Road, Tolland CT
MUNICIPALITY: Kensington Fire District (Berlin)
AUCTION DATE: November 1, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.
MUNICIPALITY: Town of Clinton
AUCTION DATE: November 9, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.
2 Elm Street, Clinton CT
9 Blaine Avenue, Clinton CT
18 Elm Street, Clinton CT
24 Janes Lane Extension, Clinton CT
26 Carter Hill Road and ±20.0 acres on Kelseytown Road, Clinton CT
27 North High Street, Clinton CT
28 Merrill Road, Clinton CT
42 Cow Hill Road, Clinton CT
49 River Road, Clinton CT
Mobile home at 133 West Main Street #A24, Clinton CT
Mobile home at 6 Evergreen Park, Clinton CT
MUNICIPALITY: Town of Ridgefield
AUCTION DATE: TBA
MUNICIPALITY: Town of Watertown
AUCTION DATE: TBA
MUNICIPALITY: Town of Stafford
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 Litchfield Road, New Milford CT
Parcel on Skyview Drive, New Milford CT
Parcels on Valley View Lane and others, New Milford CT
±0.5 acres on Cornell Road, New Milford CT
±0.64 acres on Cornell Road, 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.
March 3, 2016 Thompson auction 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
May 3, 2016 Bethel auction results
May 5, 2016 Brooklyn auction results
May 10, 2016 New Fairfield auction results
May 17, 2016 Coventry auction results
May 25, 2016 New Milford auction results
May 26, 2016 Goshen auction results
May 31, 2016 Eastford auction results
June 22, 2016 Washington auction results
June 30, 2016 New Milford auction results
July 19, 2016 East Haddam auction results
July 21, 2016 East Windsor auction results
August 3, 2016 Meriden auction results
August 4, 2016 Vernon 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.
$14,708.44 on June 3, 2016 to Windham Superior Court
$61,449.86 on June 9, 2016 to New Britain Superior Court
$84,186.35 on June 9, 2016 to New Britain Superior Court
$99,734.45 on June 9, 2016 to New Britain Superior Court
THE INFORMATION ON THIS WEBSITE IS PROVIDED BY ADAM J. COHEN, ESQ., AN ATTORNEY WITH PULLMAN & COMLEY, LLC IN BRIDGEPORT, CONNECTICUT.