Tax Assessors Office
GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR ELIGIBILITY TO PARTICIPATE IN A DELINQUENT TAX SALE
The following is important information regarding the property for sale. You must carefully read this information and evaluate these facts in light of your anticipated use of the property.
(1) A biddermustrequest aStatement of No Delinquent Taxes Owedfrom the Jefferson County Tax Office. This request for statement is available on the Jefferson County Tax Office website or available at the tax office. If you are purchasing property in the name of a company, you must provide a copy of the Assumed Name Certificate, which can be obtained from the Jefferson County Clerk’s office or website, or a Franchise Tax Account Status, with a list of the officers and directors, which may be obtained from the Texas Comptroller’s Office Website. If you are not an officer or director of the company, you must also provide a letter on company letterhead signed by an officer or director, giving you authorization to bid on behalf of the company. NO ONE CAN OBTAIN THIS STATEMENT THE DAY OF THE SALE. YOU MUST OBTAIN THIS STATEMENT BY THE END OF BUSINESS ON THE FRIDAY PRECEDING THE SALE. IF FRIDAY IS A HOLIDAY, YOU MUST OBTAIN THIS STATEMENT BY THE THURSDAY PRECEDING THE SALE. IF BOTH THURSDAY AND FRIDAY ARE HOLIDAYS, YOU MUST OBTAIN THIS STATEMENT BY THE END OF BUSINESS ON WEDNESDAY PRECEDING THE SALE.