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Tax Sale Information



2019 Tax Sales are as follows: June 4, August 6 & October 1

We reserve the right to add or cancel tax sales according to our business needs.


View Tax Sale Listing

Tax Sale lists will be made available 4 weeks prior to a scheduled Tax Sale.


Disclaimer:  The information contained on our website is designed to provide a general overview and should not be construed to be legal advice. If you are unclear about any of these processes or if you require more detailed information, please consult with an attorney who can advise you properly based on your personal circumstances. Employees of the Tax Commissioner's Office are strictly prohibited from providing legal advice, guidance, suggestions or recommendations. 

The Cobb County Tax Commissioner's Office does not sell its Tax Liens or Tax Lien Certificates. If a property does not sell at a Tax Sale, the property goes back into a rotation for future Tax Sale. 

If you are interested in purchasing a property at Tax Sale, we strongly advise that you seek competent legal advice before participating in the sale. 

If your property is under a tax lien and/or levied for Tax Sale and you have questions about this process, please consult with an attorney

Please note that if your property is coded for Tax Sale (an internal function), you will not be allowed to make payments on our website (for delinquent years) AND we can only accept Certified Funds as payment of your delinquent taxes. 

All taxes remaining unpaid after the due date are delinquent and are subject to interest and penalties.

The Tax Commissioner's Office mails 30-day late notices on all unpaid accounts after October 15.

Any taxes remaining unpaid at this time are subject to levy and tax sale.  Properties available at the current tax sale can be found in the Marietta Daily Journal Real Estate section on Fridays for four weeks prior to the sale. 

Additionally, our website has a listing of properties for the next tax sale.  This listing is published approximately four weeks prior to the tax sale date.

The Cobb County Tax Commissioner's Office follows legal procedures prescribed by the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (OCGA) when levying property.  We strongly suggest you read those sections of Georgia law which pertain to tax executions and tax sales. OCGA 48-3 and 48-4, contain important information that you must be aware of. 

Excess Funds Requests

The Georgia Open Records Act and related subtitles of Georgia law authorize a personal inspection of public records at a reasonable time and place unless prohibited by a court order or otherwise exempted by law. However, no public official or personnel is required to prepare reports, summaries or compilations not in existence at the time of an Open Records Request (OCGA 50-18-71j).

When making an Excess Funds Request, please explicitly state that you wish to obtain documents. If you have questions, please submit those in a separate email.

If you would like to request information about Excess Funds, please review our Excess Funds packet.

Note: You do not have to pay an asset recovery firm to claim your Excess Funds!

All Excess Funds Requests are responded to between 1-3 business days. If we have not responded to your request after 3 business days, please contact one of our main offices directly.