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City of Victoria fonds Tax sales
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Tax sale cards

Series consists of descriptions of properties reverted to the City for taxes.

The records capture the following kinds of information: location, legal description, tax roll number, assessed value of land and improvements, upset price, tax sale date, titles, frontages, purchaser, purchase price, date of sale, and whether the property was reserved for municipal use.

Cards capture three levels of information over different periods of time: (1) the initial tax sale of the property, usually written in ink and documenting the years 1915-1935; (2) annotations detailing the taxes on the property for the years 1939-1942; and (3) annotations spanning the years 1955-1968, recording the date that the property was sold and the sale price. Some cards also contain a sketch of the property on the back of the card.

There are three separate groupings of cards.

Victoria (B.C.). Land Department

Tax sale redemption receipts

Series consists of receipts issued upon the redemption of properties scheduled for tax sale by the payment of back taxes owed to the City.

Victoria (B.C.). Finance Department

Register of tax sale deeds

Series consists of a register of deeds owned by various parties as a result of purchasing tax sale properties from the City.

Includes number, date, legal description, certificate number, and remarks.

Part of single volume including CR-0256, 0257, and 0259; located at pp. 62-81 (numbers 1-346) and pp. 100-112 (numbers 347-667).

Victoria (B.C.). Finance Department

Agreements of sale for reverted lands

Series consists of a list of agreements of sale between the City and various parties for properties reverted to the City for default of taxes.

Includes tax roll number, date, name, legal description, and purchase price.

Part of single volume including CR-0256, 0257, and 0258; located at pp. 120-121.

Victoria (B.C.). Finance Department

Tax sale record

Series consists of a journal documenting private properties sold by the City of Victoria for non-payment of property taxes.

Data elements include the legal description of the property, the total delinquent taxes, the name and address of the property owner, the method by which the owner was contacted, a description of the real property sold, the name and address of the purchaser at the tax sale, and an annotation stating whether or not the property owner redeemed the property.

The 1915-1945 volume consists of the tax sale record for 1915-1919 and aggregate tax sales information for 1915-1949 (the latter at p. 38).

Victoria (B.C.). Finance Department