UNDERSTANDING THE TAX COLLECTOR'S "POWER TO SELL":
Properties that have been in default for five (5) or more years may become subject to the Tax Collector's Power to Sell. Power to Sell is a legally binding document that is recorded by the Tax Collector with the County Recorder's Office which gives the Tax Collector the legal authority to sell the property at auction as an effort to recoup any and all unpaid taxes and fees; this collection effort is required and governed by California Revenue and Taxation Code. In order to avoid Power to Sell being filed against your property, you would need to redeem (payoff) your property taxes prior to the fifth (5th) anniversary of your default date or enroll in and successfully maintain an Installment Plan of Redemption ("payment plan"). For those properties that remain in a tax-defaulted status for five years or more, are not enrolled in a good-standing payment plan, and have had Power to Sell filed against them will be offered for sale at public auction.
CURRENT AUCTION INFORMATION:
Dates and times of upcoming auctions will be available on this website as they become available.
A note to prospective bidders: All properties are sold AS IS. Once a successful bid has been made, there are NO REFUNDS. It is the sole responsibility of all potential bidders to do their own due diligence research PRIOR to bidding on any property offered for sale at auction.
→Our next auction is tentatively scheduled for February 2023. Please check back periodically for updates.
PREVIOUS AUCTION INFORMATION:
February 2022 Auction
April 2022 Reoffer Auction
April 2020 Reoffer Auction: Saturday April 18, 2020 - Tuesday April 21, 2020 Due to the Governor's Executive Order, No. N33-20, the April 2020 auction has been CANCELED.
February 2020 Auction
April 2017 Reoffer Auction
February 2017 Auction
Notice of Excess Proceeds and associated claim forms are mailed out subsequent to the commencement of a tax sale to qualifying parties of interest in accordance with California Revenue and Taxation Code Section 4675.
Current Excess Proceeds List (pdf)
Excess Proceeds Policy (pdf)