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Certificates of sale of land for unpaid taxes

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 records certifying the purchase of parcels of land for unpaid taxes. Certificates include purchaser; number of acres or size of lot purchased; county; lot number and description; amount paid; and date of sale. Some certificates include an assignment to a third party.
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82.25 cu. ft.
Inclusive Dates:
1815-1928
Series Number:
B0918

Arrangement

Chronological by year of tax sale, then by county and name of purchaser.

Scope and Content Note

These records certify the purchase of parcels of land for unpaid taxes. Each certificate includes name of purchaser; number of acres or size of lot purchased; county where parcel is located; lot number and description; amount paid; and date of sale. Each certificate is signed by the comptroller or deputy comptroller. Some certificates include an assignment to a third party.

B0918-99: This accretion consists of certificates of purchases of parcels during the tax-sale of 1895 in Albany, Allegany, Broome, Cattaraugus, Cayuga, Clinton, Chautauqua, Cortland, and Delaware counties. All purchases documented in this accretion were made by the state. The records are estrayed from earlier accessions in the series.

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Related Materials

Series B0985, Cancelled certificates of sale of land for unpaid taxes, contains related records.

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