Note: A copy of the following information will also be provided to registered bidders
on day of sale:
The name you give at the time of registration sign-up must accurately reflect the
party or parties in whose name the contract/deed will be made. The address must be
accurate for purposes of tax statements and communications with the Property Management
Any individual intending to bid or purchase a property must be present at the sale.
Linn County does not allow absentee bidding.
On the date of the sale, all potential bidders must register for a number with the
Property Manager. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. and the auction begins promptly
at 10:00 a.m. The registered bidder will be given a 3 x 5 card containing a bidder
number which must be visibly displayed to the Sheriff when making the bid.
This is an oral auction. NO SEALED BIDS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
Bids for less than the minimum bid will not be accepted.
Normally, bidding will not proceed at pre-determined increments. At the auctioneer’s
discretion, minimum bid increments may be set at any time during the auction.
All properties are sold “as is.” Prospective buyers are responsible for researching
any and all conditions concerning properties offered. Linn County transfers by a
“Conveyance of Tax Foreclosed Property” all interest it may have in these properties.
Linn County makes no representation about zoning, building feasibility, restriction
in use or any other matters, and does not guarantee clear title to the property offered
No redemption period remains for the former owner of record. The foreclosed property
is not deeded to the County until the redemption period has expired.
If you are a successful bidder, take your number to the Property Manager.
The Property Manager will direct you to the Treasurer office to make payment.
Payments & Fees:
Full payment must be made on the date of sale, no later than thirty (30) minutes
after the end of the auction. Linn County does not carry contracts or purchase agreements.
Payment must be made in cash, money order, or by cashiers’ check, made payable to
Payment is to include the bid amount plus one hundred five ($105) dollars for the
first page of the Conveyance document, and five ($5) dollars per page thereafter
for recording fees. The person making the offer is responsible for all applicable
The Treasurer’s office will issue a "Certificate of Sale and Receipt" at the time
A "Conveyance of Tax Foreclosed Property" is recorded approximately one (1) month
Instructions to Bidders:
Auctions are held in person at the Linn County Courthouse.
The exact date and details of auctions are always posted at least 30 days in advance.
Please sign up to be notified by sending an email to LCProperty@co.linn.or.us.