More Brown County Residents Paying Back Taxes

The number of properties slated to go on the auction block in Brown County next week has been reduced by nearly two-thirds.

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Hundreds of Brown County properties are slated for the auction block.

The number of properties slated to go on the auction block in Brown County next week has been reduced by nearly two-thirds. County Treasurer Joe Wray says people have been coming into his office and making good on unpaid taxes.

“We started with over 1200,” Wray said, “between now and next Thursday we’ll probably be around 300-350.”

When Wray took office in 2005 he says the county had gone two years without doing a tax billing. It was his job under state law to get the tax bills current. The county got back to a normal cycle this year and that meant by July, the county had to certify taxes that were eligible for property sale.

People have until October 14th to submit the money they owe in unpaid taxes and be removed from the tax sale list. Now that the county is back on a normal cycle, Wray says he office will continue tax sales yearly as required by law.

Sara Wittmeyer

Sara Wittmeyer is the News Bureau Chief for WFIU and WTIU. Sara has more than a decade of experience as a news reporter and previously served with KBIA at the University of Missouri, WNKU at Northern Kentucky University in Highland Heights, KY, and at WCPO News in Cincinnati.

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