Wells County Indiana

Beginning 1:00 PM, 10/27/2017

Courthouse Local Time

Wells County

Pursuant to the laws of the Indiana General Assembly, notice is hereby given that the following described property is listed for sale for delinquent taxes and/or special assessments. The county auditor and county treasurer will apply on or after 10/10/2017 for a court judgment against the tracts or real property for an amount that is not less than the amount set out below and for an order to sell the tracts or real property at public auction to the highest bidder, subject to the right of redemption. Any defense to the application for judgment must be filed with the Wells County Circuit Court and served on the county auditor and treasurer before 10/10/2017. The court will set a date for a hearing at least seven (7) days before the advertised date of sale and the court will determine any defenses to the application for judgment at the hearing. The county auditor and the county treasurer are entitled to receive all pleadings, motions, petitions, and other filings related to the defense to the application for judgment.

Such sale will be held on 10/27/2017 at the Courthouse and that sale will continue until all tracts and real property have been offered for sale.

Property will not be sold for an amount which is less than the sum of:

(A) the delinquent taxes and special assessments on each tract or item of real property; and

(B) the taxes and special assessments on the real property that are due and payable in the year of the sale, whether or not they are delinquent; and

(C) all penalties due on the delinquencies, and

(D) an amount prescribed by the county auditor that equals the sum of:

(1) twenty-five dollars ($25) for postage and publication costs; and

(2) any other costs incurred by the county that are directly attributable to the tax sale; and

(E) any unpaid costs due under IC 6-1.1-24-2(c) from a prior tax sale.

No property listed below shall be sold if, at any time before the sale, the Total Amount for Judgment is paid in full. If the real property is sold in the tax sale, the amount required to redeem such property will be 110% of the minimum bid for which the tract or real property was offered at the time of sale, if redeemed not more than six (6) months after the date of sale, or 115% of the minimum bid for which the tract or real property was offered at the time of sale, if redeemed more than six (6) months after the date of sale, plus the amount by which the purchase price exceeds the minimum bid on the real property plus five percent (5%) per annum interest on the amount by which the purchase price exceeds the minimum bid on the property. All taxes and special assessments upon the property paid by the purchaser subsequent to the sale, plus five percent (5%) per annum interest on those taxes and special assessments, will also be required to be paid to redeem such property.

In addition, IC 6-1.1-25-2 (e) states the total amount required for redemption may include the following costs incurred and paid by the purchaser or the purchaser’s assignee or the county before redemption: (1) The attorney’s fees and cost of giving notice under IC 6-1.1-25-4.5; (2) The costs of title search or examining and update the abstract of title for the tract or item of real property. The period of redemption shall expire on Monday, October 29, 2018 for certificates sold in the tax sale. For certificates struck to the county, the period of redemption may expire Monday, February 26, 2018.

If the tract or item of real property is sold for an amount more than the minimum bid and the property is not redeemed, the owner of record of the property who is divested of ownership at the time the tax deed is issued may have a right to the tax sale surplus.

The Auditor and Treasurer specifically reserve the right to withhold from the sale any parcel which has been listed in error, or which otherwise becomes ineligible for sale either prior to 10/27/2017 or during the duration of the sale.

This notice of real property tax sale, and the tax sale itself are undertaken and will be conducted pursuant to the requirements of the laws of the State of Indiana which regulate the sale of land for delinquent taxes, pursuant to I.C. 6-1.1-24-1 et seq.

The County does not warrant the accuracy of the street address or common description of the property, and a misstatement in the key number or street address does not invalidate an otherwise valid sale.

Minimum bid amounts are prescribed by law and are subject to change prior to the auction date.

Pursuant to IC 6-1.1-24-3(e), property descriptions may be omitted for properties appearing on the certified list in consecutive years. A complete property list may be obtained at www.sriservices.com or in an alternative form upon request.

Dated: 09/27/2017

Registration For Bidding On the Tax Sale:

If you are interested in bidding on the tax sale for an Indiana county, you may register online at http://legacy.sri-taxsale.com/Tax/Indiana/Registration/. This registration is good for all counties that SRI services. You need to register only once for all counties. If you do not have access to a computer with internet service you may register the morning of the sale.

Please arrive the morning of the tax sale at least 30 minutes before the beginning time to be assured you will receive your bid number before the start of the sale.

Please bring your registration form and W9 form with you the morning of the tax sale. You will be able to print these forms from the registration web site.

Pursuant to IC 6-1.1-24-5.1 a business entity that seeks to register to bid at the Wells County Tax Sale must provide a certificate of good standing or proof of registration in accordance with IC 5-23 from the Secretary of State to the Wells County Treasurer.

901700003 002-00589-03 $5,056.13 DMT Hoosier Hwy and 300 S Bluffton 46714

901700005 002-00727-00 $1,888.14 Valentine, Larry W/Cindy 5165 S 200 E Bluffton 46714

901700008 002-01371-00 $4,379.13 Smith, Linda C/Ronald D 4995 S 200 E Bluffton 46714

901700009 002-01435-03 $1,692.02 Evander & Clark LLC 5751 S Meridian Poneto 46781

901700010 003-01629-01 $589.22 Hartley etal, Mary E 6440 W 900 S Warren 46792

901700014 005-03616-00 $436.96 Swanberg, David E empty lot next to 2394 N East St Craigville 46731

901700021 006-04093-01 $669.56 Welsh, James A 3556 S 200 W Liberty Center 46766

901700022 006-04187-01 $655.89 Daugherty, Dawn D 4736 W 400 S Liberty Center 46766

901700023 006-04221-01 $526.15 Haler, J Adam/Sarah G 3123 S Main Liberty Center 46766

901700030 008-05617-00 $450.55 Wright Jr, Russell E 1263 N 500 W Bluffton 46714

901700031 009-06158-01 $2,520.14 Franke, Joseph A/Jeanne M 4598 W 1200 N Roanoke 46783

901700032 009-06183-01 $1,658.18 Sink, Kirby E/Melissa Ann 4929 W 800 N Markle 46770

901700035 010-06958-00 $2,164.67 Steffen, Steven L/Charlotte K 510 W South Bluffton 46714

901700036 010-07048-00 $765.71 Coverstone, Melvin 1128 W Cherry Bluffton 46714

901700039 010-07572-00 $14,700.18 Betz, Douglas R/Angela S 303 E South Bluffton 46714

901700041 010-07989-00 $1,422.32 Wengerd, Solomon L 907 W Washington Bluffton 46714

901700042 010-08024-00 $2,328.15 Wealth Maximus, LLC 518 S Marion Bluffton 46714

901700044 010-08156-00 $934.14 Sills, Chris/Ashlie L 520 W Central Bluffton 46714

901700045 010-08178-00 $4,316.81 Barrick, Debra K 409 W Central Bluffton 46714

901700046 010-08180-00 $3,869.79 Steffen, Kenneth E/Roberta A 820 W Market Bluffton 46714

901700047 010-08329-00 $220.78 Skurner, Thomas B / Beverly J Vacant lot on Washington east of Baldwin Bluffton 46714

901700049 010-08625-00 $545.98 Elliott, Thomas B 535 S Jersey Bluffton 46714

901700053 010-09401-01 $729.78 Home America Fund III LP 304 W Wiley Bluffton 46714

901700054 010-09426-00 $3,853.11 Targgart, Duane 229 W Market Bluffton 46714

901700055 010-09510-00 $4,970.05 Trissel, Lucinda E/Smeltzer, K 706 W Wiley Ave BLUFFTON 46714

901700056 011-09656-00 $10,878.57 Akers, Ronnie 328 N Morgan Bluffton 46714

901700057 011-09663-00 $347.82 Zorio, Samantha N/The City of Bluffton, Indiana 404 Hale Bluffton 46714

901700058 011-09696-00 $569.65 Moser, Dennis By RR at end of Hall St (4 vacant lots) Bluffton 46714

901700061 012-09962-00 $3,146.40 Voigt, Walter F 27 Sunrise Way Bluffton 46714

901700062 015-10529-14 $1,078.94 Stegman etal, Bruce Retention pond in Ossian between Melching and Maxine Bluffton 46714

901700063 015-10580-00 $608.31 Garrett, Susan E 708 N Melching Dr Ossian 46777

901700069 018-11184-01 $2,540.61 Miller, Cindy L 5985 S Market Poneto 46781

901700072 022-06198-00 $2,542.69 Zorio, Charles D/Peggy K 3065 Van Horn Zanesville 46799

Total Properties: 33

I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true list of lots and land returned delinquent for the nonpayment of taxes and special assessments for the time periods set forth, also subsequent delinquent taxes, current taxes and costs due thereon and the same are chargeable with the amount of tax, etc., with which they are charged on said list.

Given under my hand and seal this 27th day of September, 2017.

Beth Davis, Auditor, Wells County Indiana.

nb 9/27, oj 9/28