Most mail services have the ability to identify and remove any non-standardized or undeliverable addresses, it's just a matter of making sure those are actually removed before you pay for them and they're dropped in the mail.
However, in my experience, even if you do this, it won't solve the problem entirely.
Karl James I came across this post and would be very interested in a copy of your tax reportage acknowledgement, if you're wiling to share it. Also, thanks for sharing your notary instructions. You are a wealth of knowledge, Karl. You're a pillar of this community!
Paulo Munera what kinds of properties will you be investing in? How many parties will be involved? How much money will each party bring to the table? What will be the responsibilities of each party? A lot more detail is needed to begin answering these questions.
Sanja Mrsa, depends on the numbers...but probably not. 😊
Sorry to hear it! Despite the name, I found Tax Title Services' website a bit unclear as to whether their solution was limited only to tax auction properties or not, since they do describe properties with inheritance/probate issues, etc., too. Too bad they can't help. Possibly worth a consultation with a probate attorney, or real estate attorney familiar with probate issues?
One thing worth noting... when I've used the delinquent tax list in the past, I've typically sent out neutral letter postcards, asking them to respond. This gives me an opportunity to see the property information, understand it's unique attributes, it's value and see the seller's level of motivation and THEN I'll make the offer with the benefit of all that knowledge.
Based on how you worded your post, it sounds like you may be taking the blind offer approach? This can work too, and it has some advantages over neutral letters (namely, time savings) but if you go this route, you'll have a wider margin of error because you won't be looking very closely at each property before making your offer.
Steve Kish might want to start by figuring out the cost of drilling and then maintaining, and then approach the neighbors (if you can) to see what they'd be willing to pay. Even if you can find an existing instance of this in the area (perhaps a well drilling company might know of some), you could see how they're handling it.