The recent auction of tax-delinquent properties in Ashley County raised over $184,000, the commissioner of state lands announced.

The auction drew 32 bidders, who purchased 45 of the 73 available parcels for a total of $184,055.32 for county and state government.

The land commissioner’s office holds one auction in each county each year to return tax-delinquent property to active status. Since Covid-19 forced the cancellation of 2020 auctions and delayed 2021 auctions, this year’s auctions offer two years’ worth of properties.