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TO SEE THE LIST OF PROPERTIES THAT ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE BY BID, THE MINIMUM DUE AGAINST EACH, AND THE DATE ON WHICH EACH PROPERTY WILL BE AVAILABLE TO BID, PLEASE CLICK THE "TABLE OF PROPERTIES" LINK, SHOWN IN RED, BELOW.                                             

                                Table of Properties


 

 There are actually THREE ways for an individual to purchase property owned by the County but not being used for County purposes.

1.     Properties which the County acquired some way OTHER THAN the tax lien foreclosure process (a/k/a June Sale, a/k/a Resale) should be handled through the office of the Board of County Commissiones.  

THIS PAGE DOES NOT list those properties.  The County Treasurer is not involved in that process.

PLEASE NOTE:  AT THIS TIME, I AM NOT AWARE OF ANY PROPERTY ACQUIRED THIS WAY THAT IS ELIGIBLE FOR SALE.  

The following statutes govern the sale of surplus properties by the Board of Commissioners (click on the links shown in red to take you to the statutes):

Title 19 Okla.Stat.Ann. Sec 342           Title 19 Okla.Stat.Ann. Sec 343           Title 19 Okla.Stat.Ann. Sec.344

2.     The second and third ways each deal with properties acquired by the County at a June Sale a/k/a Resale, and are handled through the County Treasurer's office because of the way they were acquired.  In addition, though these are guided by the Oklahoma statutes, the actual procedures used for each may vary from county to county.  DO NOT ASSUME anything when dealing with sales of county-owned properties. The following notes briefly describe Bryan County's current policies and procedures for each type of sale.

Both types of sale are governed by Title 68 Okla.Stat.Ann. Sec 3135 and Sec 3136.

                                                             GENERAL CONDITIONS/POLICIES:

  • Properties WILL NOT be available for sale through either of the following two methods until July 1 of the next year after the sale.
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  • No guarantee or warranty of title is made to any property sold through the tax foreclosure process.  Interested partie are advised to consult a competent real estate attorney for advice.  
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  • We are selling, and you are buying, descriptions on the tax rolls, as far as Bryan County is concerned.  There is no guarantee that you can find or get to any property.  If you can, they are sold as is, where is.  
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  • ANY AND ALL SALES ARE FINAL, AND VERY MUCH BUYER BEWARE!!!
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  • The Bryan County Treasurer's Office will not conduct any property sale during the months of November, December and January, when we are occupied with the business of collecting taxes.  

                                                     Public Auction by County Treasurer

If and when the County Treasurer deems it necessary and prudent to offer excess properties in a public auction, he or she may do so after obtaining a resolution from the Board of County Commissioners declaring the properties to be auctioned as surplus and not being used for County purposes.  

Once the resolution is received, the County Treasurer--totally at his or her discretion--sets the date for the auction, and publishes notice in the newspaper as to the date, time and place of the auction.  The notice lists the legal description of the properties being offered, and the minimum bid required for each.

On the day of the auction, prospective bidders should arrive at the County Treasurer's office, or the location named in the publication, a few minutes early to sign in and obtain a bidder number.  Basically, properties will be sold in the order listed in the publication, to the highest bidder for cash in hand.   Successful buyers will pay the amount of their bid, plus a prorated publication amount, plus a $10.00 deed fee and necessary recording fees.  This total will be place in the County Treasurer's Trust Account, and a receipt given to each buyer for his money.  After all funds have been receipted, the County Treasurer will prepare a Transcript of Sale for the approval of the Board of County Commissioners.  This Transcript sets out the details of the sale, who purchased what property, the purchase price(s), etc., as required by Oklahoma law and the Office of the State Auditor and Inspector, who has developed the basic Transcript form.  

The Transcript is submitted to the Board of County Commissioners at the next available Board meeting. Those sales which are approved by the Board will then have deeds signed by the Commissioners.  These deeds will be recorded with the Bryan County Clerk's office by the County Treasurer, and will be returned to the Bryan County Treasurer.  The Treasurer's office will then contact the buyer to tell him his sale was approved, and determine how to deliver the recorded deed.  

Any buyer whose sale is NOT approved by the Board of Commissioners will be contacted, and his money refunded, except for his portion of the publication fee.

ALL SALES ARE DEFINITELY NOT FINAL UNTIL APPROVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, AND THEY CAN DISAPPROVE ANY AND ALL SALES OF ANY COUNTY-OWNED PROPERTY!!

                              Individual Bid for County-Owned Property Acquired at June Sale

In this third scenario, any individual can approach the County Treasurer and make a bid for an individual parcel or multiple parcels, in order to start the process.  The bid must include minimum bid for the property--currently required by the Bryan County Commissioners to be the amount of taxes due and owing at the  time the property was acquired by the County--plus an estimated $125.00 for publication fees.  

Upong completion of the bid form and receipt of the bid funds into the Treasurer's trust account, publication dates and a sale date are set at a time convenient for both the Treasurer and the bidder.  The Treasurer then procedes to publish a notice in the local newspaper one a week for three weeks, stating that a bid has been made on a certain parcel, describing the parcel, listing the name of the bidder, the amount of the bid, and the date and time of sale.  The bidder should plan on being at the sale, because any other individual is able to come to the sale on that day and bid against the original bidder, if they so choose.  If no one other than the original bidder shows, the bidder is the automatic winner, and must pay a $10.00 deed fee and necessary recording fees before leaving the Treasurer's office, along with any amount that might be necessary to cover publication fees (if the original estimate is not enough.)

If other individuals show up and bid against the original bidder, the bidding process will continue until a fnal bid is reached, and the property will be sold to the highest bidder.  If the winner is NOT the original bidder, the new bidder will be required to pay his funds to the County Treasurer, and he will be responsible for the publication fee.  In this case, the original bidder would receive a complete refund.  

The successful high bidder will be issued a Treasurer's Trust Receipt for his funds, and must wait for the Treasurer to complete a Transcript of Sale to be reviewed at the earliest available meeting of the Board of County Commissioners.  If the Board approves the sale, the deed is signed by the Chairman of the Board of Commissioners and returned to the County Treasurer, who makes sure it is then recorded in the office of the Bryan County Clerk.  If the sale is NOT approved by the Board, the bidder is contacted and refunded all of his money except for the publication fee.

ALL SALES ARE DEFINITELY NOT FINAL UNTIL APPROVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, AND THEY CAN DISAPPROVE ANY AND ALL SALES OF ANY COUNTY-OWNED PROPERTY!!


There are no forms on this website for the above sales at this time.  All forms are to be completed in the Bryan County Treasurer's office.