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Last-minute arrangements postpone Foothills County tax sale

Four properties had been scheduled to be sold at public auction this afternoon in Foothills County.
A Foothills County tax sale scheduled for Dec. 6 has been postponed until February.

Four property owners have made last-minute arrangements with Foothills County, so a tax sale scheduled for today has been postponed. 

Leslie Fitzgerald, tax roll supervisor for Foothills County, said the public auction has been delayed until Monday, Feb. 5, 2024. 

She said if arrangements made this week to pay delinquent property taxes are finalized over the next two months, the February sale will not take place. 

Properties that are in arrears on their taxes for three years can be sold at auction by a municipality during a tax sale, according to the Municipal Government Act. 

This year, four properties were eligible for tax sale in Foothills County, which prompted County council to set reserve bids for the properties during its meeting on Nov. 15.  

One of the homes, a 2,700-square-foot walk-out in the DeWinton area, had a reserve price of just over $2 million.  

“Every year we have properties that are eligible for tax sale, although we haven’t sold any in the past few years,” said Reginald Hammond, Foothills County deputy director of corporate services.  

With files from Robert Korotyszyn 

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