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Public Auctions and Bidder Information

Information about buying tax-defaulted land in a public auction.

Tax-Defaulted Land Sales

Information for Bidders - What you should know before buying!

Background:

Property becomes tax-defaulted land if property taxes remain unpaid at 12:01 a.m. on July 1st.  Property that is tax-defaulted after five years (or three years in the case of property also subject to a nuisance abatement lien) becomes subject to the county tax collector’s power to sell that property in order to satisfy the defaulted property taxes. The county tax collector must attempt to sell the property within four years of becoming subject to sale.

The county tax collector may offer the property for sale at public auction, a sealed bid sale, or a negotiated sale to a public agency or qualified nonprofit organization.

Public auctions are the most common way of selling tax-defaulted property.  The auction is conducted by the county tax collector, and the property is sold to the highest bidder.

Public Auctions:

Pursuant to California Revenue and Taxation Code section 3700.5, the county tax collectors are required to notify the State Controller's Office "not less than 45 days nor more than 120 days before the proposed sale."

For your convenience, as notifications are received, they are posted below. For more information regarding a specific public auction sale, contact the county tax collector's office or view the county tax collector's website, or Bid4assets.com.

 

COUNTY  SALE DATE(S)        
Kings
Bid4assets.com
(559) 852-2455
3/6/2014 - 3/10/2014
Orange
Board of Supervisor's Hearing Room
333 West Santa Ana Blvd., Bldg 10
Santa Ana, CA 92702
(714) 834-7621
3/6/2014
Fresno
Bid4assets.com
(559) 600-3482, Ext. 03376
3/7/2014 - 3/10/2014
Yolo
Bid4assets.com
(530) 666-8625  Ext. 9393 or 9465
3/8/2014 - 3/11/2014

Amador
Board of Supervisors Chambers                                               Amador County Administration Center
810 Court Street
Jackson, CA 95642
(209) 223-6364   

3/12/2014                                                         
Alameda
Bid4assets.com
(510) 272-6844
3/14/2014 - 3/17/2014
Glenn
Bid4assets.com
(530) 934-6410
3/15/2014 - 3/18/2014

San Diego 
San Diego Convention Center
111 West Harbor Dr. Ballroom 6D
San Diego, CA 92101
(877) 829-4732

3/19/2014
Tehama
Tehama County Courthouse Annex
444 Oak Street, Room E
Red Bluff, CA 96080
(530) 527-4535, Ext. 224
3/20/2014
Santa Cruz
Bid4assets.com
(831) 454-2510
3/29/2014 - 4/1/2014
Riverside
Bid4assets.com
(951) 955-3900
4/24/2014 - 4-29-2014
Lake
Bid4assets.com
(707) 263-2234
4/25/2014 - 4-28-2014
Monterey
Bid4assets.com
(831) 755-5057
4/26/2014 - 4-29-2014
Sierra
Bid4assets.com
(530) 289-3286
5/3/2014 - 5/6/2014
Solano
Bid4assets.com
(707) 784-7261
5/3/2014 - 5/6/2014
Modoc
Bid4assets.com
(530) 233-6223
5/10/2014 - 5/13/2014

Lassen
Bid4assets.com
(530) 251-8220

5/10/2014 - 5/13/2014
Plumas
Bid4assets.com
(530) 283-6410
5/10/2014 - 5/13/2014
San Luis Obispo
Bid4assets.com
(805) 781-5840
5/10/2014 - 5/13/2014
Tuolumne
Bid4assets.com
(209) 533-5969
5/10/2014 - 5-13-2014
Contra Costa
Bid4assets.com
(925) 957-5280
5/17/2014 - 5/20/2014
Del Norte
Bid4assets.com
(707) 464-7283
5/17/2014 - 5/20/2014
Napa
Bid4assets.com
(707) 253-4314
5/17/2014 - 5/20/2014

Siskiyou
Bid4assets.com
(530) 842-8345

5/17/2014 - 5/20/2014
Trinity
Bid4assets.com
(530) 623-1251
5/17/2014 - 5/20/2014
San Bernadino
www.mytaxcollector.com  
(909) 387-8308
5/17/2014 - 5/23/2014
Mendocino
Bid4assets.com
(707) 234-6882
6/7/2014 - 6/10/2014