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New York State Comptroller's Office Published Notices of Lands Sold for Unpaid Taxes and Unredeemed

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

Repository:

New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series consists of notices listing lands sold by the state comptroller for unpaid taxes and still unredeemed. Each notice lists parcels by location; by patent, tract, township etc.; then by lot number or street address. Notices also state the acreage, the quantity of land sold and unredeemed, and the amount required to redeem the parcel from tax sale. Names of owners and purchasers are not included.
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Quantity:
3 cubic feet (13 volumes)
Inclusive Dates:
1826-1905
Bulk Dates:
bulk 1843-1905
Series Number:
B0846

Arrangement

Chronological by tax sale year, then alphabetical by county.

Scope and Content Note

These notices list lands sold by the Comptroller for unpaid taxes and still unredeemed. Separate notices were published in a newspaper in each county.

Each notices lists parcels by location; by patent, tract, township etc., then by lot number; or if in a city or village, by street address. It also states the acreage (or foot dimensions of a building lot), the quantity of land sold and unredeemed, and the amount required to redeem the parcel from tax sale. Names of owners and purchasers are not included. The advertisements are clipped from newspapers and pasted into books. The notices were published six months before expiration of the two-year period allowed for redemption. If not redeemed, the lands were conveyed by the Comptroller to their purchasers.

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Related Materials

Series B1990 County treasurers' correspondence and notices of lands to be sold for unpaid taxes, contains correspondence from county treasurers, which typically conveys notice of upcoming sales of lands for unpaid taxes.

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