Public Auction of Defaulted Properties

Defaulted properties that are delinquent in excess of 5 years may go to public auction as a means of collecting on their outstanding debt.  Auctions are held annually through the online auction site Bid4Assets.  You may subscribe to receive notifications about future auctions through the Treasurer - Tax Collector news feed.

Important Notes
  • All properties are sold as-is.
  • It is the bidder's responsibility to perform due diligence prior to bidding on a property.
  • Public auctions are conducted pursuant to the California Revenue and Taxation Code beginning with Section 3691.  As a bidder, you are responsible to know the laws pertaining to public auctions.
  • Specific information for each parcel is available on the Bid4Assets website.
  • All sales are final and there are absolutely no refunds.
  • Please review the available frequently asked questions in their entirety prior to contacting the offices involved.
Past Auction Results
All auction results are Adobe PDF files and require Adobe Reader to view.
View Most Recent Results | View All Auction Results

Excess Proceeds
When a property sells at auction for more than the amount owed, the previous owner is entitled to excess proceeds from that sale.  All claims of excess proceeds must be made within one year of recordation of the tax collector’s deed to the purchaser.

All notices and forms below are Adobe PDF files and require Adobe Reader to view.

Excess Proceeds Listings
Excess Proceeds - Most Recent Auction | Excess Proceeds - Prior Auctions

Excess Proceeds Forms

Assessor Parcel Maps
Assessor maps of listed parcels are available to be viewed online through ParcelQuest Lite.