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No, paying someone else's taxes does not give legal ownership of the property.
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Haywood County does not sell Tax Lien Certificates. This practice was abolished in the early 1980s.
The Notice of Sale will be posted on our website, at the Haywood County Justice Center, and at the Haywood County Tax Collections office located in the Historic Courthouse prior to the sale.
Tax foreclosure sales will be handled by a Haywood County public auction in front of the Justice Center. Sales will be made to the last and highest bidder and each property will be sold "as is" and without warranty.
No, after advertisement of unpaid taxes in March any advertised property is subject to foreclosure.