Buncombe County Tax Department Advertisement of Tax Liens
North Carolina General Statutes require local tax collectors to advertise annually all current year unpaid taxes levied on real estate. While we do not wish to embarrass property owners by publishing their names in the newspaper, the advertisement of property tax liens is a mandatory step in the tax foreclosure process.
The amount due for each property reflects payments received in the Tax Department through March 8, 2017.
Advertisement of Tax Liens on Real Property for the Year 2016 for the following:
County of Buncombe, City of Asheville, Town of Black Mountain, Town of Woodfin and Town of Montreat
Under and by virtue of the authority vested in the Tax Collector by Section 105-369 of the North Carolina General Statutes and pursuant to an order by the Board of County Commissioners of Buncombe County dated January 3, 2017, the Tax Collector is hereby advertising tax liens on all unpaid 2016 real estate tax bills as of 5:00 p.m. March 8, 2017.
This advertisement shall contain “the name of the record owner of the parcel as determined as of the date the taxes became delinquent.” Taxes became delinquent on January 6, 2017 and notices were properly sent to the owners of record as of that date. Also contained in this advertisement is the property description, parcel identification number and the principal amount of tax due.
The amount advertised will be increased by interest and advertising cost, and the omission of interest and advertising cost from the amount advertised will not constitute a waiver of Buncombe County’s claim for those items. If the taxes remain unpaid, the Buncombe County Tax Department may foreclose on the tax lien to satisfy all claims on unpaid taxes.
Interim Tax Director
The listings in this section indicate the owner of record of the real estate as of January 6, 2017, a description of the property, the parcel identification number and the principal amount of tax due.