Public Auctions Common Questions

  1. How can I find out when there is an auction?

  2. Can I view the property before the sale?

  3. Can I mail in a bid?

  4. Do I have to pay sales tax?

  5. Do I get a receipt for the property purchased at the auction?

  6. What are guaranteed funds?

  7. How do I know if there is debt owed on the property (loan, mortgage, lien, etc.)?

  8. What law gives the Department of Revenue authority to auction property?



FOR QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS CONTACT:

WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE
Compliance Bureau
PO Box 8901
Madison, WI 53708-8901
Phone: (608) 266-7879
Fax: (608) 224-5790
Email additional questions to DORCompliance@wisconsin.gov

December 11, 2018