What type of payments will be accepted at the tax sale?

The County of Maui will only accept cashier's check drawn on a U.S. bank. No cash, money order, business or personal check, credit or debit card payments will be accepted. We recommend that you bring a cashier's check payable to yourself for the maximum amount you intend to bid. If you are a successful bidder, you can endorse your cashier's check to the "County of Maui Director of Finance". Any overage will be returned to you in the form of a County of Maui credit memo. Credit memos will be converted to County of Maui checks after the auction date. Credit memos can be used to purchase additional parcels.

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1. What is a County Tax Sale?
2. Why does a county sell tax-defaulted property?
3. Where can I find the date, time and location of tax sales?
4. Do I need to register for the tax sale?
5. How is the upset price determined?
6. What type of payments will be accepted at the tax sale?
7. Is payment in full required on the day of the tax sale?
8. Can I bid on and purchase property on behalf of another party?
9. What type of deed will be issued at the tax sale?
10. Do you allow investors to invest at the tax sale without attending the tax sale (i.e. absentee bidding)?
11. When does the title pass?
12. Will my property be free and clear of all liens?
13. Once a property is acquired through the tax sale is there a redemption period?
14. Can I build or sell during the redemption period?
15. What happens to surplus money (money collected above the upset price)?
16. What happens to any personal property or people living on the property?
17. Does the County warrant the representations made in the field inspection reports?
18. How do I get rid of the liens?
19. What about federal tax liens?
20. Is there a charge for the list of current properties on the tax sale?
21. Should I retain an attorney to assist me in the Tax Sale?
22. Summary of County of Maui Tax Sale Information