Delinquent Property Tax Sale

The Blount County Clerk and Master’s office holds one sale per year for delinquent property taxes for Blount County, City of Maryville and City of Alcoa. The property is sold in person at an open public auction.

The delinquent taxpayer may pay the amount owed any time before the sale date and the lawsuit will be dismissed.

When the list of properties to be sold is determined, the list of properties will be added to this website and updated weekly. The list will become available about one month before the scheduled sale date.

The successful bidder at the tax sale must pay the full purchase amount the same day as the sale. Failure to do so is subject to legal action in the event that he or she fails to pay. The only forms of payment accepted are cash, money orders, and cashier’s check. We will take a personal check, only, if you have a letter from your financial institution stating that the funds are available to cover the amount of the check. We do not accept payments drawn on foreign banks.

The property is sold “as is and where is”. It is your responsibility to research the property before bidding. You can research the property at the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury’s website at:

The sale is not complete until the Chancellor signs the Order Confirming Sale. 

After the sale, there is a redemption period within one (1) year from the date of the Order Confirming Sale pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotate, Section 67-5-2701. The purchaser will be refunded the purchase price plus the interest per annum. The purchaser will also be reimbursed for any other property taxes that have been paid since the purchase date. It is advised to not make any improvements during that year because our office will not reimburse your investment.

The Clerk and Master’s office is not responsible for the recording of the Clerk and Master’s Deed.