NORTH CAROLINA - Wake County, Forclosures

Real Property


Read about the office’s foreclosure process on properties being foreclosed on for property taxes in Wake County. View properties currently being foreclosed on by the tax office.


The Wake County Department of Tax Administration dockets foreclosure judgments with the court system for unpaid property taxes on real estate. This is a preliminary step to selling the property at public auction for satisfaction of the tax lien. The judgment is docketed 30 days after the property owner is notified either by certified mail or publication.

To prevent the foreclosure process, the delinquent taxes, including interest and costs, may be paid before the judgment is docketed or at any time thereafter, as allowed by law.