Metro-East News

St. Clair County to auction off properties

St. Clair County plans to offer 292 real estate properties and 91 mobile homes for sale at auction on Oct. 28.

The county has completed its tax deed proceedings on real estate properties that were delinquent in 2011.

Bidding is set to start at $750 per item.

Written bids are being accepted, but must be received by 5 p.m. Oct. 21. Full payment is required with all pre-written bids, the county said.

The highest written bid will be announced before the auctioneer opens the bids to oral bidding, the county said.

Selling the properties would place the real estate and mobile homes into people’s hands who are interested in owning the property, and would hopefully maintain the properties, the county said.

“By eliminating abandoned properties, the appearance of the neighborhood should improve and the value of adjoining properties should increase,” the county tax agent said.

For more information about the auction sale, call 618-656-5744.

Catalogs of the properties for sale are available at the St. Clair County Clerk’s Office.

Written bids must be submitted, with full payments to St. Clair County Tax Agent’s Office, P.O. Box 96 Edwardsville, IL 62025.

To attend the auction

When: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28

Where: Fifth floor County Board Room at 10 Public Square, Belleville