Schenectady County announced that the 2022 Foreclosed Property Auction will be held exclusively online for the first time this year. All auction information is available at www.tinyurl.com/3r65x98m. The auction will be live until October 21, 2022.
“Our hope is that all the auction properties will be purchased and placed back on the local tax rolls, increasing the overall tax base and lowering the burden for property owners.” said Anthony Jasenski, Chair of the Schenectady County Legislature.
Since 2008 Schenectady County has put more than 400 properties back on the tax rolls through the auction process, either by being sold or redeemed by the tax delinquent owner. Additional properties have been transferred to our local municipalities or dedicated as park land to expand green space throughout the County.
In 2020 the County Legislature cancelled the first three months of interest on property taxes payable to the County and in 2021, five months of interest were cancelled. The County also delayed tax foreclosures until 2022 to help businesses and families.