Tax Sale Information

Tax Sale

Tax Sales in Johnson County are usually held in the fall in the Courthouse Annex Auditorium located at:

86 West Court Street
Franklin, IN 46131

The Certified Tax Sale list will be posted online at: after the first legal advertisement in August. It will also run for (3) consecutive weeks in August in the Daily Journal at:

Please reference Indiana Code 6-1.1-24 at for more information about tax sales.

If a property is delinquent for three or more installments of at least $25.00 or more in taxes, special assessments, liens or penalties, it is eligible for the tax sale. It is the Auditor and Treasurer’s discretion to remove a property from the Tax Lien Certificate Sale.

Basic Tax Sale Information

Please click the following link for general tax sale information, registration, a form 137B and lien buyer handout: You may pre-register at this site prior to the tax sale.

If you are a business which participates in Indiana, you must provide a valid certificate of existence or foreign registration statement from the Indiana Secretary of State prior to the beginning of the sale.

After the sale, the Treasurer will accept cash, certified funds, or wire transfers. Payment and wire transfers need to be received by the Treasurer by 2:00 p.m. Any questions regarding acceptable tax sale payments, please contact the Johnson County Treasurer at (317) 346-4330.

The Johnson County Commissioners will hold the certificates for parcels which did not sell in Tax Lien Certificate Sale. It is at their discretion as to whether or not they will hold a Commissioners Tax Lien Certificate Sale.

Prior tax sale and tax sale surplus information is available in our public transfer book room located in the Johnson County Auditor’s office during normal business hours.

If you have any questions regarding prior tax sales or the tax sale process in general, please contact

No earlier than (30) days after the date of the sale you may e-mail your completed 137B and receipts