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Deeds to lands sold for non-payment of taxes

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

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New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series consists of draft or executed deeds from the Comptroller for lands sold for unpaid taxes and not redeemed. Deeds cite specific laws authorizing tax sales but are otherwise in the standard form of a deed. A law of 1823 provided that when land taxes were unpaid for a period of two years the land would be sold. If the owner paid the taxes within one year after the sale, it reverted back to that person's ownership.
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0.2 cu. ft.
Inclusive Dates:
1833-1909
Series Number:
A1332

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of draft or executed deeds from the Comptroller for lands sold for unpaid taxes and not redeemed.

Deeds cite specific laws authorizing tax sales but are otherwise in the standard form of a deed. A law of 1823 provided that when land taxes were unpaid for a period of two years the land would be sold. If the owner paid the taxes within one year after the sale, it reverted back to that person's ownership.

A1332-99: This accretion consists of blank deed forms apparently used by the Comptroller's Office to issue certified copies of previously issued deeds. The formats are very similar and the content of the forms changes little over time.

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