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Public Hearing Reading Tax Sale Ordinanace

posted on 6/16/22

Public notice is hereby given that the Poweshiek County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing for the first reading in consideration of Ordinance #31 “Tax Sale Ordinance” at their regular meeting on June 30, 2022 at 8:30 a.m. in the Poweshiek County Courthouse, Montezuma, Iowa.  Copies of the full text of said Ordinance are available to the public at the Poweshiek County Auditor’s Office or on the County’s website at

 Summary:  The purpose of this ordinance is to allow the county and the cities within the county the opportunity to utilize Iowa Code Sections 446.19A and 446.19B, as may hereafter be amended.  Iowa Code Section 446.19A authorizes counties and cities to bid for and purchase tax sale certificates on abandoned property or vacant lots.  Iowa Code Section 446.19B authorizes the county to separately offer and sell at the annual tax sale delinquent taxes on parcels that are abandoned property and are assessed as residential property or as commercial multifamily housing property and that are, or are likely to become, a public nuisance.