The Clarke County Treasurer is responsible for the administration of the Annual Tax Sale and must offer for sale, in an open competitive bidding process (Iowa Code Chapter 446), parcels in which taxes have become delinquent. The purpose of the tax sale is to collect unpaid taxes. The Annual Tax Sale takes place in June of each year at the Clarke County Courthouse.
Delinquent taxes on a parcels subject to sale will be advertised in the Osceola Sentinel-Tribune. Properties are listed in parcel number order and have a sequence number for bidding purposes. Copies of the newspaper are available for purchase at the Osceola Sentinel-Tribune 641-342-2131.
In Addition, computer reports of delinquent items are available:
Paper report: Paper reports can be picked up in the treasurers office or mailed through the U.S. Postal Service or UPS regular delivery. The fee for the report is $15.00 per paper listing.
Submit the request and payment for paper reports or electronic downloadable files to:
Clarke County Treasurer
Attn: Tax Administrative Supervisor
P.O. Box 157
Osceola, IA 50213
Fax: (641) 342-6269
The investor is responsible for all research on parcels available for auction.