**7/18/2018 UPDATE: Outstanding balances for property tax payments must be paid in full with guaranteed funds. Payment can be made in cash, cashier’s check, or money order ONLY. Credit cards and personal checks will NO LONGER be accepted due to the tax sale occurring next week. Outstanding balances must be paid by 4pm on Tuesday, July 24, 2018, for the property to avoid the tax sale.**
The 2018 tax title sale will be held online on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., or earlier if all properties are sold. To register for the sale and view a list of available properties, click here:
This sale is open to the general public. By hosting the sale online, bidders that would not normally be able to attend the auction in person are still able to participate. Bidders are encouraged to participate online from the comfort and privacy of their own computer, but a limited number of computer terminals will be available on the date of the tax sale on the third floor of the Block Building. These computer terminals will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. An LPSO representative will be on hand to direct you to the computer terminal area.
A tax title sale is the sale of properties that have delinquent taxes due. The tax titles for these properties are sold to the public for the amount of the delinquent taxes due, plus any accrued interest, penalties, costs and other statutory impositions. The tax title sale is a “low bid wins” style auction in which the property is sold to the purchaser willing to bid on the least percent ownership interest in the property. Winning bidders of the tax sale are expected to pay for their purchases within 72 hours of the close of the auction. Payment must be made in full, and all sales are final.
Property owners must remit property tax payments by 4 p.m. on the day before the auction to avoid having their property subject to sale. Bills not paid in full by this time will result in the property being sold at the tax sale. Tax payments can be made at the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office Administration Office (200 Canal Boulevard, Thibodaux) or at the South Lafourche Sub-station (102 W. 91st Street, Cut Off). For additional information, property owners can call the Thibodaux office at (985) 449-4431 or the Galliano office at (985) 632-5844.