Tax Sales

1. Tax Sales are held the first Tuesday of the month between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on the court house steps on the south side of the building. The address is 900 7th Street, Wichita Falls, TX. 76301

2. The Sheriff’s Office, The Tax Office nor the Tax Attorney’s Office prints out a list of properties to be sold. A list is posted on the bulletin board on the hallway outside the Sheriff’s Office and on the second floor bulletin board for viewing. These are not to be taken from the bulletin boards. Properties for sale are published in a newspaper publication for 3 consecutive weeks prior to sale. Properties in Wichita Falls, Burkburnett, Kamay and Electra are published in the Electra Star News. Properties in Iowa Park are published in the Iowa Park Leader. These newspapers are published each Thursday. You also may get obtain information by going to the tax attorney’s website at www.pbfcm.com .

3. All sales are without warranty of any kind. Purchasers receive a Sheriff’s deed that is without warranty. Bidders should satisfy themselves concerning title, location and improvements on the property including any encroachments and bio-hazards prior to bidding. The tax sale is an “as is”, “where is”, “buyer beware” sale. If you have any questions about specific liens or ownership of the property, you may research the title yourself or through a title company. The Sheriff’s Office, Tax Office and Tax Attorney’s Office will not do the research for you. The judgments in these cases list the parties included in the tax suit.

4. If you wish to bid on a particular piece of property at the sale, you must first sign in. The Sign-In-Sheet is passed around the morning of the sale for those wishing to bid on properties. We do not accept sealed, internet or phone bids.

5. A minimum bid will be given at the beginning of the sale of each property. Please do not call the Sheriff’s Office, Tax Office or the Tax Attorney’s office requesting the minimum bid, as the information WILL NOT be released and could change prior to the sale.

6. The successful bidder of a piece of property will need to be at the front desk of the Sheriff’s Office by 3:00 p.m. to pay If the successful bidder fails to show up in time to make his/her payment, we will go back on the courthouse steps and re-auction the property. PAYMENT MUST BE EITHER CASHIER’S CHECK OR MONEY ORDER. NO CASH OR PERSONAL CHECKS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Once payment is received, the bidder will be issued a receipt for payment. PLEASE DO NOT LOSE THE RECEIPT.

7. The successful bidder will need to go to the Wichita Co. Tax Office at 600 Scott St., and obtain a Tax Certificate showing that they don’t owe taxes. This certificate will be sent to the Tax Attorney’s Office prior to a deed being filed.

8. The tax attorney’s office will prepare the deed which is WITHOUT warranty. Once the Sheriff’s Office receives the deeds, they will be signed, and then sent back to the Tax Attorney’s Office for filing and distribution. This could take anywhere from 3-6 weeks.

9. The Deed is filed in the County Clerk’s Office by the Tax Attorney’s office.

2014 Civil Process Fees

CITATIONS/NOTICES/ PRECEPTS/SUMMONS – $75.00

MENTAL CITATION – $65.00

WARRANTS/CIVIL CAPIAS – $60.00

TAX WARRANT – $150.00

SUBPOENAS (CRIMINAL CASE) – $0.00

SUBPOENAS/SUBPOENA DECUS TECUM  (CIVIL CASES) – $85.00

PROBATE POSTINGS – $65.00

ORDERS OF SALES – $150.00

SHERIFF’S DEED – $60.00

*PROTECTIVE ORDERS – $140.00

RESTRAINING ORDERS – $150.00

FORCIBLE DETAINER – $75.00

FINGERPRINTS – $5.00 PER CARD

OFFENSE REPORTS – $2.00

WRITS – $150.00

ATTACHMENT
EXECUTIONS
GARNISHMENTS
INJUNCTION
MANDAMUS
**POSSESSION
SEQUESTRATION
SUPERSEDAS

ALL WRITS NOT LISTED – $150.00

 

* TO BE PAID BY RESPONDENT AS PART OF COURT COST.

**$30.00 PER HOUR PER DEPUTY AFTER THE FIRST 2 HOURS

 

WICHITA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
ATTN: CIVIL DIVISION
900 7TH STREET   ROOM 100
WICHITA FALLS, TX  76301

940-766-8269 OFFICE
940-766-8102 FAX

Civil Clerk: robbin.huff@co.wichita.tx.us

**MAKE CASHIER CHECKS OR MONEY ORDER OUT TO WICHITA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE** *****NO PERSONAL CHECKS ACCEPTED *****

June 16, 2014

On Friday June 13, at approximately 1:35 am, Deputy Chris Barnett responded to the intersection of Thaten and Eldrige to assist Lieutenant Patrick McFerrin on a traffic stop.  The 34-year-old female driver was placed under arrest.  She was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with Driving While Intoxicated.

 

On Friday June 13, at approximately 11:02 pm, Deputy John Warner made a traffic stop in the 3800 block of Kemp Blvd.  The 26-year-old male driver and a 25-year-old male passenger were placed under arrest.  They were transported to the Wichita County Detention Center.  The driver was charged with two outstanding warrants for Expired Inspection Sticker and Fail to Maintain Financial Responsibility.  The passenger was charged with Possession of Marijuana under two ounces.

 

On Saturday June 14, at approximately 1:07 pm, Captain Donny Johns and Deputy John Glaze responded to the 600 block of West Summit in Electra in reference to a Burglary of a Habitation.  Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that an unknown person(s) kicked open a door to the residence.

 

On Saturday June 14, at approximately 9:41 am, Deputy Kristian Valdez responded to Hwy. 25 South and Jennings Road in reference to a Theft.  Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that an unknown person(s) entered the oil lease and stole 500 to 1000 feet of Phase 3 Wire valued at $1,000.00 and 150 feet of Phase 3 Wire valued at $150.00.

 

On Saturday June 14, at approximately 4:32 pm, Deputy Tim Putney made a traffic stop in the 1100 block of 15th Street.  The 38-year-old male driver took off running from the vehicle.  A short time later the male walked back up to the vehicle.  He was placed under arrest along with a 23-year-old male passenger.  They were transported to the Wichita County Detention Center.  The driver was charged with Evading Arrest.  The passenger was charged with an outstanding warrant for Possession of a Controlled Substance PG 1.

 

 

On Saturday June 14, at approximately 12:43 pm, Corporal Mark Whipple and Deputy Patrick Bradford responded to the 1100 block of Springlake Road in reference to a suicidal person.  Upon arrival, the 37-year-old male was placed under arrest.  He was transported to the North Texas State Hospital and was admitted under a Peace Officers Application for Emergency Detention.

 

On Sunday June 15, at approximately 2:35 am, Corporal Josh Brown responded to the 1600 block of Kell to assist Deputy John Warner on a traffic stop.  The 28-year-old male driver, a 27-year-old female passenger and 28-year-old male passenger were placed under arrest.  They were transported to the Wichita County Detention Center.  The driver was charged with Driving While Intoxicated, Possession of a Controlled Substance PG 3 under 28 grams and Possession of Marijuana under two ounces.  The female passenger was charged with Public Intoxication.  The male passenger was charged with Interference with Public Duties, Resisting Search and Seizure and Public Intoxication.

 

On Sunday June 15, at approximately 7:25 pm, Corporal Carl Magee and Deputy Todd Kinsey responded to the 500 block of Huntington Lane in reference to Telephone Harassment.  Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that he has been receiving harassing telephone calls on his cellular telephone.