What if you are really interested in buying tax liens, but you don’t live in a state that has tax lien sales, and you don’t live within driving distance of a state that does sell tax liens? One alternative to buying tax liens at a physical auction is to participate in the online tax sales. Only a few states have tax lien sales online, but fortunately each state that does have online tax sales conducts their sale at a different time of the year. So you can participate in an online tax lien sale somewhere in the United States in almost any season of the year.
There are only 5 states that have tax sales online; they are Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, and Maryland. Even in those states, not all counties have online tax sales. You can find a list of these counties with links to the tax sale websites, and other details about their tax sales in my Guide to Buying Tax Liens Online on the members area of TaxLienLady.com. The online tax sales are very different in each state, but they do have a few things in common.