Auditor Tax Sales

401 East Main Street
Richmond, IN 47374

Located on the east end of the west wing on the second floor of the Wayne County Annex Building
Open Monday 8:30am - 5:00pm
Tuesday through Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm

Auditor: Mark Hoelscher
Phone: (765) 973-9318
FAX: (765) 973-9339

Property Sales: Commissioners Deed Sale Sept. 08, 2023 - Wayne County, Indiana
Beginning 10:00 AM Local Time, Sept. 08, 2023
Wayne County Commissioners’ Chambers, Wayne County Admin. Building, 401 E. Main St., Richmond, IN 47374

Commissioners Deed Sale - April 25, 2024
Real Property Tax Sale - October 17, 2023

  • Wayne County Tax Sales are held once a year

  • The Tax Sale list is published in two local papers, one being the Palladium Item and the other being the Western Wayne News. Lists and Buyer information packets are updated daily and are available in the county Auditor’s Office or updated Fridays on the county web site at If you request a list by mail, you must send a self-addressed stamped envelope with additional postage on the envelope.

  • Early Registration is preferred. Please go to (IE8 users please click the compatibility button on the right of the address bar to display the page correctly) to register as a bidder for the sale or go in person to the Wayne County Auditor's Office to register. No late registrations (after 9:50a.m.) the day of sale will be acknowledged. Please come early enough the day of sale to complete the paperwork for bidding if not pre-registered.

  • Prospective Buyer Information Packets are available in the Auditor's Office

  • The Auction is by oral bid and properties are sold to the highest bidder. Bidding starts with all back taxes owed current year taxes and penalties, any and all sewer or weed liens, and tax sale costs.

  • Properties not sold are held for another sale. These are only offered at the time of a public sale.

  • You must be present to bid and all successful bids must be paid for by 3:00 p.m. on the day of the sale at which time you will receive a Tax Sale Certificate for your lien.

  • Payment can be made by bank or business check, money orders, certified funds, or cash. NO CREDIT CARDS OR PERSONAL CHECKS. Certified Funds are due the day of the sale before 3:00 p.m. Any unpaid bids will result in court action.

Any questions should be directed to the Auditor's Office at (765) 973-9317 or by e-mail at the address above.