It's that time of year again! The Hawaii County Tax auction has been scheduled for June 8th at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium starting at 9am.
Here is a link to the county site with the auction list and the folder full of litigation guarantees: https://records.hawaiicounty.gov/weblink/Browse.aspx?dbid=1&startid=55713&cr=1
Here are the links to understanding tax auctions:
How to work the tax list to prepare for auction
And finally, a recap of January's auction so you can see how it might go:
January 2023 tax auction recap
January's auction was held at the Sangha hall which was a great location inside, but the parking situation was dismal. This year it looks like it will be back at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium which had tons of parking but it was very difficult to hear what was happening. I miss the days when the attendance was low enough that the auction could be held at Aunt Sally's.
The publication of the list was also different this year, so maybe attendance will be down. Typically the list is published along with bank foreclosures and association foreclosures in the online classified section of the West Hawaii Today and the Hawaii Tribune Herald. This year, for some reason, it was only published in their print or online print-reader version, so if you didn't have a paid subscription to the paper, you wouldn't have seen the notice. I only saw it because I routinely check the county site for it starting in December and May.
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