County Held Certificates
Certificates that are not sold at the tax certificate sale are held by the county. They may be purchased after the tax certificate sale prior to redemption or execution of a tax deed.
As with the certificates sold through the tax certificate sale, purchasing a county held certificate is not the purchase of the property, but a purchase of the lien for the delinquent taxes and associated costs with the certificate.
The cost to purchase a county held certificate is the face value of the certificate, accrued interest, and a $6.25 processing fee.