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Latest blog post Wednesday, January 19, 2022

The next Scavenger Sale starts in February 2022
by Steven Vance

The Cook County Scavenger Sale is an auction in which people can acquire properties that have at least three years of unpaid taxes; it begins on February 14. The scavenger sale is required by Illinois law to happen every two years. The 2021 sale, for properties with taxes delinquent in the 2018 property tax year and earlier, was skipped due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bidders must register in person at the Cook County Treasurer’s Office by February 4.

To have a chance at bidding on and acquiring any of 31,209 properties in Cook County, potential buyers must register in person at the Treasurer’s office during normal business hours by Friday, February 4, in two weeks.

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