Stephens Co. Selling Land As Surplus Property

Stephens County is planning to sell a number of pieces of property it owns.

Tuesday, Stephens County Commissioners unanimously approved a motion to declare more than 30 pieces of land owned by the county as surplus property.

Stephens County Commission Chairman Stanley London said doing this allows the county to sell these properties to members of the general public that might be interested.

London said the goal is to get the properties back on the tax digest, rather than having them in county hands.

Most of the properties are well under half an acre in size, with many of them between one and two-tenths of an acre.

The largest property on the list is 3.41 acres on Winding Bluff Road.

Other properties are located on Old Mize Road, Rock Creek Road, Cardinal Lane, Honeysuckle Court, Falcon Court, Raven Court, Eagle Court, Meadowlark Lane, Thrasher Drive, Azalea Court, Rosebud Court, Magnolia Court, Oakwood Lane, Ed Davis Boulevard, Quail Trail, Fleetwood Drive, Belaire Drive, Newport Drive, South Century Drive, Biscayne drive, Brookwood Drive, and Seminole Trail.

Stephens County officials said that in the near future, a legal notice will be published officially advertising the entire list of land declared as surplus property and setting out the sealed bid process by which the properties will be sold off.