What type of deed will be issued at the tax sale?
A tax deed will be prepared by the County of Maui and given to successful bidders. A tax deed does not have any warranties. Potential bidders should consult with their own attorneys to determine whether any liens remain on the property after a tax deed is issued.
The following information will be required by purchasers to complete the deed:
a. The exact full name and marital status of the grantee;
b. Address of the grantee;
c. The tenancy in which ownership is to be held. The County of Maui will not assist buyers with legal advice such as questions regarding tenancy.
The County will make reasonable efforts to record the deed with the Bureau of Conveyances and/or Land Court within sixty (60) days after the Tax Sale. The recorded deed will be sent directly to the purchaser by the Bureau of Conveyances and/or the Land Court. It may take several months after the Tax Sale to receive the recorded deed. Information regarding recordation can be found on the
Bureau of Conveyance’s website at http://hawaii.gov/dlnr/boc or questions may be directed to the Bureau of Conveyances at: (808) 587-0147.
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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