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Special Notice to Tax Sale Bidders
The Shelby County Trustee, in conjunction with the Chancery Court Clerk's Office, holds four (4) online tax sales throughout the year to sell property for the payment of unpaid taxes.

  • You can register as early as four (4) weeks prior to the opening day of the auction.
  • You must register with an available bank account to be able to bid on properties.
  • Starting 30 days before the auction opening date, the properties offered will be available to view on CivicSource.com. In addition, the list of properties offered at the tax sale will also be advertised in the Memphis Daily News, between 30 - 45 days before the opening day of the tax sale.

Where to Find Information 
Delinquent properties are listed on the CivicSource website and appear in a "Notice of Tax Sale" listing in the local publication the Daily News. This listing includes parcel number, names of all owners, amount due, and a brief description, along with the time and location of the tax sale. In addition to the listing, a notice of the tax sale is sent by certified mail to the last known address of the present owner.

Location of Tax Sales
Tax sales are conducted online via CivicSource. On the day of the sale, computers will be available in the Commission Chambers, 160 N.Main Street, Lobby, Memphis, TN 38103, and are open to any one. Sales are not held on weekends or non-judicial days including holidays.

Search for Tax Sale Property
For a listing of properties to be sold, please refer to the Tax Sale Schedule.  Please be advised that parcels are removed from the Tax Sale Schedule as payments are submitted to the Trustee.

To search for a specific property, the Search Taxes option now displays the tax sale number and date.

***Employees or relatives of employees of the Shelby County Trustee's Office are not eligible to bid on properties in tax sale.