Tax Deeds, Auctions and Sales
Wisconsin State Law provides for the transferring title to land when taxes are delinquent. The delinquency must be more than one year in Milwaukee County and Milwaukee City (in other Wisconsin Counties it is 2 years). Milwaukee County has chosen to use the "in rem" foreclosure process. Milwaukee County does not sell foreclosed properties for back taxes. All foreclosed property is sold for fair market value, the way any other piece of property is sold.
To view a list of properties for sale by Milwaukee County, please click here.
The Milwaukee County Sheriff has real estate auctions every Monday morning on properties that are lender foreclosures due to non-payment of the mortgage. Additional information is available by calling 414-278-4907 (8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Central Time). If you are interested in a property included in one of the Sheriff's auctions, be sure to check for delinquent taxes. Most of the Sheriff sale properties are located in the City of Milwaukee. To view an on-line listing of Sheriff Sale properties, please click here.
For a listing of City of Milwaukee delinquent real estate tax accounts, please click here.