The Code of Virginia 58.1-3965 instructs the Treasurer to commence with the sale of real property which are delinquent for more than 2 years as of December 31st. Pursuant to this Code, the Treasurer's office reviews property with delinquent taxes annually to determine which parcels may be subject to sale. After owners are notified, a list of Lands Delinquent and Subject to Sale is published in the local newspaper as well as on this site.
Frequently Asked Questions
Review the answers to Frequently Asked Questions on our Judicial Sale FAQ page.
Parcels Subject to Sale
Inclusion on this list does not automatically subject the parcels for sale. Virginia law requires that proper notification is made to all legal owners of the properties which are subject to sale. Since this process may take several months, we aggressively work with our taxpayers to pay off the delinquent taxes and remove the property from the subject to sale list.
Once these efforts to collect the delinquent taxes are concluded, the Treasurer will establish a Judicial Sale for the remaining delinquent parcels. The sale date and location will be published on this site once established.
The last Judicial Sale, conducted as an auction, for the county was held on September 18th 2015. The county has held 7 such auctions in the past 10 years.
2017 Judicial Sale Scheduled
A Judicial Sale for Delinquent Lands is scheduled for September 29, 2017, at 10 a.m. in the Board of Supervisors Meeting Room, First Floor, at the Roanoke County Administration Center, 5204 Bernard Drive, SW, Roanoke, Virginia.
For Further Information
Please contact the Roanoke County Treasurer's Office via email or by calling (540) 772-2056.