Albany County Department of Management & Budget
FINANCE DIVISION
Harold L. Joyce Albany County Office Building
112 State Street | Room 800 | Albany, NY 12207
Phone: (518) 447-7070 | Fax: (518) 447-5516
Hours: Mon - Fri, 8:30am–4:30pm
Jeffrey Neal, Director

Real Property Auction

NEXT AUCTION

Sealed Bids Due October 15, 2014

See below for important information about qualifying to bid in this auction.

CLICK HERE TO SEARCH PARCELS ONLINE

The details view of each parcel includes a list of any scheduled showing times and, if applicable, a link to a downloadable sealed bid form. A downloadable sealed bid form and a printer-friendly listing of all scheduled property showings are also available in the "Auctions Forms" box on this webpage.

A schedule of showings are also in the brochure. Information on those dates and times is available by calling (518) 447-7086.  Please check this website for updates to our showing schedule! 

The information board in the lobby of 112 State Street will also contain any updates to showings and parcels removed from bidding prior to October 15.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION about QUALIFYING to BID
in the OCTOBER 15, 2014 AUCTION

If you have already been pre-approved for auction bidding in 2014, you do not need to re-submit the pre-registration form. If you have not bid in 2014 please bring a photo ID to Room 800 at 112 State Street and pre-register for this auction. New bidders will need to submit a completed pre-qualification form with their photo ID. See: PRE-QUALIFIED BIDDER FORM 2014

The County runs background checks on all bidders to ensure that there are no codes, bankruptcy or other legal issues impacting property ownership. You must list all properties owned by the bidders. The names registered will be the names on the deed, so please make sure that information is updated and accurate when registering.

Please remember that if the County cannot confirm that you have examined the property folders and inspected the properties on-site, your Sealed Bid RFB will be rejected.

And one more thing...

These properties came into County ownership due to unpaid taxes—in many cases the assessed value exceeds the taxes that were owed.

The former owner abandoned the property to foreclosure rather than sell it for $1,000 above taxes owed. You need to figure out why. Do your research and bid only on those that you have fully investigated

  • Buildings are bought AS IS—no guarantee of condition;
  • If you have not seen the property, do not bid on it;
  • If you have not read the Property Folders, do not bid;
  • Eviction of Occupants is the responsibility of the bidder after closing. 

It is a Good Idea to Check:

  • Current Water and Sewer Bills;
  • Past Codes Violations;
  • Current Year Tax Bill (will be pro-rated at closing);
  • Zoning and Planning Allowed uses after closing—prior use does not guarantee future zoning .

ALSO CHECK ONLINE UPDATES and ANNOUNCEMENTS CAREFULLY DURING AUCTION SEASON and BE SURE to READ the PAGE: IMPORTANT NOTES about Bidding on Foreclosed Properties

All posted announcements take precedence over previously printed materials. This is how the County corrects, updates, adds or deletes information before the bidding ends.

ALBANY COUNTY DOES NOT PROVIDE TITLE INSURANCE ON ANY PARCEL SOLD. We strongly recommend that bidders secure title searches prior to bidding and/or closing on properties.

AUCTIONS WILL ONLY BE HELD IF THERE ARE PROPERTIES IN COUNTY OWNERSHIP. Property listings become available online and in print approximately five (5) weeks prior to auction day. An informational meeting will be held 10-15 days prior to the auction. Property files will be available afterward for public viewing.

Please check our website each month!