Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone today announced that the 2021 Suffolk County Real Property Auction will be held virtually. The auction will take place on Wednesday, December 1, beginning at 9:30 AM and will conclude by 3:30 PM.
The Suffolk County Property Auction helps relieve the tax burden for County taxpayers and provides an unparalleled opportunity for individuals to become property owners in Suffolk County at a reasonable cost. The virtual format this year will allow for greater participation, as those looking to purchase property do not need to be present in Suffolk County. In prior years, individuals looking to purchase property would have had to attend the in-person, 2 day live auction. Additionally, the virtual format will alleviate staff time and resources, allowing County employees to prioritize their normal job functions and duties.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has taught us just how valuable implementing new and emerging technology is,” said County Executive Steve Bellone. “As we work to bring County government into the 21st century, the virtual property auction is our latest effort to streamline resources and create greater efficiencies, while simultaneously increasing access.”
Earlier this year, Suffolk County selected the vendor Realauction.com, LLC to host this year’s virtual auction. Realauction.com, LLC was selected in October 2020, and there is no cost to the County. A $300 auction fee will be paid by the winning bidder.
Registration is open until Tuesday, November 23rd. To register, click here. The auction will be held on Wednesday, December 1st.
The auction website is inclusive of trainings and information on how to navigate this year’s online public auction. All properties are now viewable online using GIS access on the Suffolk County Auction website. Additionally, telephone helpdesk services are available both through the auction vendor RealAuction.com and through the Suffolk County 311 call center.
Approximately 159 Parcels are available this year. For a full inventory of properties, click here.