Tax sale bidding commences with the total of taxes and costs (levy, recording, advertising, and commissions) on each parcel, with the property being sold to the highest bidder. If there are no bidders, the County may enter a bid on the property equal to the starting bid.
While the successful bidder receives a tax deed, he has no immediate control over the property. The taxpayer or any other person having a right, title, interest in, or lien upon the property may redeem it at any time within 12 months from the date of the sale by paying the redemption price.
The purchaser is not entitled to rents and/or profits arising from the property during the redemption period.