Tax Sale

The City of Roanoke conducts auctions for properties which have delinquent real estate taxes, assessments for weed and trash abatement, and demolition or board up costs. According to state law, localities have the right to sell the real estate after the 1st anniversary date on which the taxes or other assessments were due. State law also provides that any property sold during these proceedings is purchased free and clear of all liens incurred by the owner or any other party involved in the suit. These are "not" tax deed, tax lien certificate or tax warranty deed auctions as these auctions are not allowed by state law.

The primary benefit of conducting the tax sale is to sell property to a responsible landowner who will properly maintain the property and pay future taxes. The neighborhoods benefit as well by having responsible property owners. The property owner must pay all accumulated taxes, assessments, penalties, interest, and costs, including all legal fees by 5 p.m. on the date before the auction to redeem the property. All sales are subject to the City Bidder Qualification Program approval and court approval.

Any listing of properties for the Tax Sale is subject to change up until the time of sale. Please check The Roanoke Times for advertisements. Judicial Tax sales are advertised in the legal section generally 2 to 3 weeks prior to the auction. The most recent tax sale was held on November 16, 2016, at the Berglund Special Events Center. Currently, there are no tax sales scheduled. 

 Please read the Terms of Sale carefully prior to attending tax sales.

For all other questions, contact City Treasurer at 540-853-2561 or via email.

Judicial Sale


Property Address
Tax Map Number
Assessed Value of Property
At this time, there are no properties scheduled for judicial sale.


Information about any property in the city may be accessed on the Internet from the city's Geographical Information System (GIS).

Please note: This list is subject to change prior to the day before the sale.

Advertisements of properties are also listed in the Legal Notice section of The Roanoke Times and announcements are made on RVTV Channel 3.

Non-Judicial Sale


Property Address Tax Map Number Square Footage Assessed Value
At this time, there are no properties scheduled for non-judicial sale.