Tax Defaulted Properties
Under California Revenue and Taxation code 3691, any property that has unpaid current year or prior year taxes, assessments, penalties and costs that remain unpaid as of July 1st of the current year will be declared delinquent and tax defaulted by the Tax Collector. If these properties have unpaid balances after five years, they may be sold at a tax auction. The primary purpose of the tax sale is to return the tax defaulted property to the tax rolls. Offering the property for sale achieves this by either selling the property or forcing redemption. To avoid a tax sale, there are two options. First is to pay the balance in full before June 30 of the fifth year. Second is to establish an installment payment plan which must be maintained current and can only be initiated prior to the start of the sixth year of delinquency.
All parcels offered at public auction are sold "as is". No warranty is expressed or implied in any manner regarding property sold at the public auction, including, but not limited to, the following example: no claims are made to guarantee access to, or building permits for, any of the parcels involved in the sale. Prior to bidding it is your responsibility to adequately research properties so you know what you are buying. The County assumes no liability for any other possible liens, encumbrances or easements, recorded or not recorded. Lack of adequate research may result in the purchase of unusable property with no entitlement to a refund. ALL SALES ARE FINAL.
WHEN: May 8-11, 2020
2020 Tax Auction Information
WHAT: Property Listing
- Tax Sale FAQs
- How to Participate in County Tax Sales
- Estimated Proceeds 2018 Sale
- Estimated Proceeds 2019 Sale
- Claim Form for Excess Proceeds