Trust properties are lots and tracts of land which have been foreclosed upon to collect a tax lien due the local governmental entities including the City of Levelland, Hockley County, Levelland ISD, South Plains College and High Plains Underground Water Conservation District. These properties were put up for auction and went unsold at the tax sale. The properties were then “struck-off” the tax rolls of all entities. "FOR SALE" signs are placed on these properties and there is a listing of available properties on the Texas Communities Group, LLC wesbite:
Anyone over the age of 18 can submit a bid for a property. However, a successful bidder cannot owe delinquent taxes on other property in the county, owe an unpaid fine or fee to the city and/or county, and/or own other property in the city/county that is subject to existing penalties for code enforcement.
To place a bid, visit the TCG website listed above, find the property you are interested in and click on the "place bid" button. You can also go to the Hockley County Tax Office and submit a bid. Should you meet the requirements listed above and your bid is sufficient and accepted by all entities, the property will be deeded to you upon receipt of the payment of your bid amount plus the amount necessary to cover the cost of the deed and recording fees.
For more information, contact José Cavazos, Assistant City Manager, City of Levelland, at 894-0113.