Notices of Impending Default and Power to Sell


Annually, on or before June 8, the Tax Collector's Office publishes a notice of impending default for failure to pay delinquent Secured or Supplement taxes by 5:00 PM on June 30, and a notice of power and intent to sell all property that will be tax defaulted for one of the following:

  1. Five years or more delinquent.
  2. Three or more years delinquent in the case of residential real property that could serve the public benefit by providing housing or services directly related to low-income persons, for which a request has been made by a city, county, city and county, or nonprofit organization, pursuant to Revenue and Taxation Code Section 3692.4, to offer that property at the next scheduled public auction.
  3. Three years or more in the case of nonresidential commercial property, as defined in Revenue and Taxation Code Section 3691, on the date specified.

Latest Notice of Impending Default and Power to Sale is available HERE.

Redeeming of Tax-Defaulted Property

Once the property has become tax defaulted, a redemption fee of $15 is added and additional penalties begin to accrue at an annual rate of 18%.

Your property will be sold at a public auction or acquired by a public agency if you do not pay the taxes before the date on which the property is offered for sale or acquisition.

The amount needed to redeem tax-defaulted property in full is the sum of the following:

  • The total amount of all unpaid delinquent tax years
  • A 10% penalty on every unpaid installment
  • A $20 administrative charge for each delinquent year
  • Monthly penalties of 1.5% accrued
  • A redemption fee of $15

To obtain an estimate of the amount required to redeem your property, you should contact the tax collector office by calling 925-608-9500. When making your request, you will need to provide the parcel number, which you can find on a previous tax bill, or the address of the property. Also, be sure to specify the date on which you wish to redeem so that the penalty can be calculated properly.

NOTE: One year's delinquent taxes may not be redeemed separately from other years' delinquent taxes. When the redemption amount is calculated, the total taxes owed for all delinquent years are combined.