Galveston holds the Galveston Sheriff Auction each month on the first Tuesday of the month. Like all Houston Sheriff Auctions, it can be large and overwhelming, so it is advised that you go and watch a sale before actually participating in one. This section will give you specific information needed to navigate this sale including where to find the tax sale list.
Who Conducts the Sale? Sheriff
Property List – Found on the county website (Website)
Newspaper – Galveston Daily News
Commonly Asked Questions – Galveston Commonly Asked Questions
Property Search / Appraisal District – GCAD
Location of Sale – Galveston County Courthouse, 722 Moody Avenue
Time of Sale – 10:00:00 AM
Method of Payment – cash, cashier’s check or money order
Payments are not due at the sale. They are due by 2:00pm the same day of the sale. Failure to produce a payment by this time will result in forfeiture of the sale.
Subscription for updates? – Yes
A subscription can be purchased at the Galveston County Tax Assessor/Collector Office
Registration? yes, at auction
Galveston also uses many independent law firms. Therefore, although checking the Linebarger website will be helpful in your research, watching the advertisements in the Galveston Daily News will be critical. Only properties represented by Linebarger will be listed on the Linebarger website. If you limit your research to this website, you will be unaware of some of the properties for sale.
One additional document is helpful for Galveston purchasers. It is a document produced by the county and can be located here
The Galveston Sheriff Auction, like other Houston Sheriff Auctions and the Austin Sheriff Auction, provides some unique benefits in the information they offer at the county website! Be certain to visit this website, listed above, and explore it fully. If you have personal experience at the Galveston Tax Sale and have information which you would like to add or any corrections to the information that I have provided, please do not hesitate to contact me!