Indiana Officials Seek Tax Sale Reforms – INDYStar – Brian Eason

State lawmakers and local officials in both parties told The Star they will push for major reforms to reduce the county tax sale system’s effects on urban blight.

It’s not yet clear what shape the reforms might take — or whether the entrenched resistance that has stymied ambitious reforms in the past can be overcome.

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Declining Neighborhoods: Indy’s Auction Block – – Indy Star – – Brian Eason

It’s been 11 years since Minnie Crawford died — and at least five years since anyone kept up with the taxes on her Near-Northside Indianapolis home.

In Crawford’s absence, Mother Nature moved in. On a sunny morning in late May, the weeds behind 1909 Cornell Ave. could reach the chest of a grown man. The roof’s remaining asphalt shingles were warped. Ivy blanketed the rotting siding.

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Tax Sale Set For February – Journal Review Online – Bob Cox

Montgomery County Commissioners are ready to unload properties that did not sell at the most recent tax sale. Commissioners will sell tax certificates for 35 parcels of land that are severely delinquent in payment of property taxes.

Montgomery County auditor Jennifer Andel requested the board set minimum bids for the properties. Fifteen of the 35 parcels are located at Lake Holiday. The auditor reminded commissioners that last time they sold tax certificates, the Lake Holiday Property Owners Association purchased the parcels at the lake. She has informed the association of the pending tax certificate sale.


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