How do I enroll in a tax sale?

Please review the Registration Information handout available in our office or on our web site,, for additional information and requirements and application deadlines. Prospective purchasers are required to register as a bidder on the website. Each bidder will have to electronically sign or fill out any registration documents. In addition, a single $5,000.00 deposit and a $35.00 registration fee is required to get approved to bid in the auction. The registration fee is non-refundable. All deposits and registrations must be received by GovEase no later than the Friday two weeks before the date the sale begins. If you need help, you can email [email protected] or call 769-208-5050, ext. 2. Credit cards are not an acceptable form of payment.  Registration can be done online at  All unused deposits will be refunded by GovEase within seven to ten business days after the sale. Please review the California training articles and videos on the GovEase.

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1. How can I obtain a list of properties to be offered at the tax sale?
2. How do I find or see a property I'd like to bid on at the tax sale?
3. Is a tax sale publicly advertised?
4. How do I enroll in a tax sale?
5. Can I mail in or submit a sealed bid for a property in the public auction sale?
6. Can I obtain a property available at the public auction tax sale by paying the delinquent taxes thereon prior to the tentative tax sale date?
7. What guarantees do I have that the property is in good condition and can be used for my purposes?
8. Do all properties with an address have a home on them?
9. How soon can I take possession of a property after my purchase at the tax sale?
10. How is the minimum bid on a tax sale property determined?
11. When does the right of redemption on a tax-defaulted parcel subject to the power to sell cease?
12. How soon may I begin improvement of the property after my purchase?
13. What happens to the properties that do not sell at the auction? Can tax sale properties be purchased directly from the County?
14. What are the conditions of payment for property at the Tax Sale?
15. Do liens or encumbrances on Tax Sale properties transfer to the new owner through a Tax sale property purchase?
16. How can I determine what use I can make of a Tax Sale property before I purchase it?
17. How do I obtain information on Tax Lien Certificate Sales?
18. How can I get parcel maps of the properties?
19. How will the title in the deed to the purchaser be vested?
20. Are properties sold at auction on an "AS IS" basis?