Tax Lien Certificates and Tax Deed Sales in California CA


There are 58 Counties in California. It became the 31st state on September 9, 1850. The state motto is "I Have Found It".

Currently, none of the counties offer California tax lien certificates, instead they offer California tax deeds.

Summary: 3351. (a) Annually, on or before June 8, the tax collector shall publish a notice of impending default for failure to pay taxes on real property, except tax-defaulted property and possessory interests, the taxes, assessments, penalties, and costs on which will have not been fully paid by the close of business on the last business day of the fiscal year. Five years or more after the property has become tax defaulted, the tax collector shall have the power to sell and shall attempt to sell in accordance with Section 3692 all or any portion of tax -defaulted property that has not been redeemed (Sec. 3691).

Law: California Tax Lien Laws - California Revenue and Taxation Code, Division 1, Part 6, "Tax Sales," Part 7, "Redemption," and Part 7.5, "Tax Certificates."

Tax Sale List: Use California Tax Sale Lists to search for California tax lien certificates to buy or bid on. Generally most California tax sale lists will identify the property owner, parcel number, legal description and the amount due. In some cases, the tax sale list may include the tax collectors assessed value of the property.

Contact: County Tax Collector/Treasurer.

Interest Rate: N/A

Auction Type: Tax Deed. 4528 (a) (1) The tax collector may sell California tax lien certificates by any form of public or private sale, including, but not limited to, an auction, a negotiated sale, or a bulk sale. Except as provided in subdivision (c), the price received for a California tax lien certificate shall not be less than the amount of taxes and assessments being assigned thereby.

Tax-defaulted property that is not redeemed must be sold at public auction (Sec. 3693, Sec. 3706). Currently there are no counties in the state of California selling Tax Lien Certificates. What you will be bidding on is a Tax Deed or the title to the property.

Bidding Procedure: The basic procedures for conducting sales of tax certificates are established by local tax collectors (Sec. 4528). Unredeemed tax-defaulted property is sold to the highest bidder (Sec. 3693), subject to a minimum price requirement (Sec. 3698.5). If there are no acceptable bids at the attempted sale, the tax collector shall attempt to sell the property at intervals of no more than six years until the property is sold (Sec. 3692).

Costs:

Redemption: N/A. 3707. (a) (1) The right of redemption terminates at the close of business on the last business day prior to the date of the sale.

(2) If the tax collector approves a sale as a credit transaction and does not receive full payment on or before the date upon which the tax collector requires pursuant to Section 3693.1, the right of redemption is revived on the next business day following that date.

(b) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any remittance sent by mail for redemption of tax-defaulted property must be received in the tax collector's office prior to the time established in paragraph (1) of subdivision (a).

(c) The sale shall be deemed complete when full payment has been received by the tax collector.

(d) The right of redemption revives if the property is not sold.

Deed Assigned at Foreclosure to: (3708). On receiving the full purchase price at any sale under this chapter, the tax collector shall, without charge, execute a deed to the purchaser.

3708.1. Upon execution the tax collector shall immediately record the deed with the county recorder and pay the recording fees. Recording of the deed shall constitute delivery thereof to the grantee named in the deed.

3712. The deed conveys title to the purchaser free of all encumbrances of any kind existing before the sale, except:

(a) Any lien for installments of taxes and special assessments, which installments will become payable upon the secured roll after the time of the sale.

(b) The lien for taxes or assessments or other rights of any taxing agency which does not consent to the sale under this chapter.

(c) Liens for special assessments levied upon the property conveyed which were, at the time of the sale under this chapter, not included in the amount necessary to redeem the tax-defaulted property, and, where a taxing agency which collects its own taxes has consented to the sale under this chapter, not included in the amount required to redeem from sale to the taxing agency.

(d) Easements constituting servitudes upon or burdens to the property; water rights, the record title to which is held separately from the title to the property; and restrictions of record.

(e) Unaccepted, recorded, irrevocable offers of dedication of the property to the public or a public entity for a public purpose, and recorded options of any taxing agency to purchase the property or any interest therein for a public purpose.

(f) Unpaid assessments under the Improvement Bond Act of 1915 (Division 10 (commencing with Section 8500) of the Streets and Highways Code) which are not satisfied as a result of the sale proceeds being applied pursuant to Chapter 1.3 (commencing with Section 4671) of Part 8.

(g) Any federal Internal Revenue Service liens which, pursuant to provisions of federal law, are not discharged by the sale, even though the tax collector has provided proper notice to the Internal Revenue Service before that date.

(h) Unpaid special taxes under the Mello-Roos Community Facilities Act of 1982 (Chapter 2.5 (commencing with Section 53311) of Part 1 of Division 2 of Title 5 of the Government Code) that are not satisfied as a result of the sale proceeds being applied pursuant to Chapter 1.3 (commencing with Section 4671) of Part 8.

Notes:

 

Counties:


County:  Auction Type:  Bidding Type: Sort Descending Population: 
Alameda  Tax Deed  Bid Up 1,443,741
Alpine  Tax Deed  Bid Up 1,208
Amador  Tax Deed  Bid Up 35,100
Butte  Tax Deed  Bid Up 203,171
Calaveras  Tax Deed  Bid Up 40,554
Colusa  Tax Deed  Bid Up 18,804
Contra Costa  Tax Deed  Bid Up 948,816
Del Norte  Tax Deed  Bid Up 27,507
El Dorado  Tax Deed  Bid Up 156,299
Fresno  Tax Deed  Bid Up 799,407
Glenn  Tax Deed  Bid Up 26,453
Humboldt  Tax Deed  Bid Up 126,518
Imperial  Tax Deed  Bid Up 142,361
Inyo  Tax Deed  Bid Up 17,945
Kern  Tax Deed  Bid Up 661,645
Kings  Tax Deed  Bid Up 129,461
Lake  Tax Deed  Bid Up 58,309
Lassen  Tax Deed  Bid Up 33,828
Los Angeles  Tax Deed  Bid Up 9,519,338
Madera  Tax Deed  Bid Up 123,109
Marin  Tax Deed  Bid Up 247,289
Mariposa  Tax Deed  Bid Up 17,130
Mendocino  Tax Deed  Bid Up 86,265
Merced  Tax Deed  Bid Up 210,554
Modoc  Tax Deed  Bid Up 9,449
Mono  Tax Deed  Bid Up 12,853
Monterey  Tax Deed  Bid Up 401,762
Napa  Tax Deed  Bid Up 124,279
Nevada  Tax Deed  Bid Up 92,033
Orange  Tax Deed  Bid Up 2,846,289
Placer  Tax Deed  Bid Up 248,399
Plumas  Tax Deed  Bid Up 20,824
Riverside  Tax Deed  Bid Up 1,545,387
Sacramento  Tax Deed  Bid Up 1,223,499
San Benito  Tax Deed  Bid Up 53,234
San Bernardino  Tax Deed  Bid Up 1,709,434
San Diego  Tax Deed  Bid Up 2,813,833
San Francisco City &  Tax Deed  Bid Up 776,733
San Joaquin  Tax Deed  Bid Up 563,598
San Luis Obispo  Tax Deed  Bid Up 246,681
San Mateo  Tax Deed  Bid Up 707,161
Santa Barbara  Tax Deed  Bid Up 399,347
Santa Clara  Tax Deed  Bid Up 1,682,585
Santa Cruz  Tax Deed  Bid Up 255,602
Shasta  Tax Deed  Bid Up 163,256
Sierra  Tax Deed  Bid Up 3,555
Siskiyou  Tax Deed  Bid Up 44,301
Solano  Tax Deed  Bid Up 394,542
Sonoma  Tax Deed  Bid Up 458,614
Stanislaus  Tax Deed  Bid Up 446,997
Sutter  Tax Deed  Bid Up 78,930
Tehama  Tax Deed  Bid Up 56,039
Trinity  Tax Deed  Bid Up 13,022
Tulare  Tax Deed  Bid Up 368,021
Tuolumne  Tax Deed  Bid Up 54,501
Ventura  Tax Deed  Bid Up 753,197
Yolo  Tax Deed  Bid Up 168,660
Yuba  Tax Deed  Bid Up 60,219

To report any updates, deletions or additions to the county list, please click here.

Comments:


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By Liz on Sunday, June 01st 2008, 2:32 am:
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By william elder on Monday, June 02nd 2008, 4:43 pm:
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By Emilio on Monday, June 16th 2008, 11:14 pm:
I am considering purchasing in Riverside or San Bernardino County fo my own family home. Once I purchase a tax deed am I able to immediately move into the said property. If not how long is the procedure to do so?


By steve on Tuesday, June 17th 2008, 12:11 am:
yes, once you purchase a tax deed it becomes you can enforce your ownership interest's and initiate an ejectment which is the legal process of removing the previous owners from the property.


By Robert on Thursday, June 26th 2008, 12:02 pm:
I wish to get a list for the San Diego area


By jm8053025079@yahoo.com on Wednesday, July 02nd 2008, 9:33 pm:
I'd like to obtain a list for Ventura county. How or where to I go. yes, once you purchase a tax deed it becomes you can enforce your ownership interest's and initiate an ejectment which is the legal process of removing the previous owners from the property


By Jadene1966@aol.com on Saturday, July 26th 2008, 12:42 pm:
I would like to know where to get a list for Sacto county and el dorado county


By Benrsant@yahoo.com, August 3,2008 on Monday, August 04th 2008, 1:43 am:
Kindly,let me know properties in Contra Costa, that are open for tax deed sale.
Are descriptions and/or pictures of properties available? Thanks!


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By STAN GARCIA on Thursday, August 28th 2008, 9:59 am:
HOW CAN I GET A LIST OF TAX SALES FOR THE SANTA CLARA AND ALAMEDA COUNTIES.
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By Kathleen Bonnell on Monday, September 01st 2008, 11:20 pm:
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Please email me a kt@nctc.net


By Tony Hall on Saturday, September 20th 2008, 5:26 pm:
Please send a list for Los Angeles County, tax deed defaults that are for sale. Thank You


By john costa on Wednesday, September 24th 2008, 8:51 pm:
I like to get a list how do I get list


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Please send me a list of the tax liens and deeds for Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties upnsmoke209@yahoo.com


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Please forward a list of Orange County and Los Angeles County tax deed defaults for sale. Thank you.
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By Niki Lam on Tuesday, October 14th 2008, 10:34 pm:
Please email me a list of hte tax liens for Alameda County & Santa Clara County. Thanks. nikichen08@gmail.com


By Grace Rampas on Wednesday, October 15th 2008, 7:30 pm:
Pls. email me a list of tax deed sales for placer county , sacramento and santa clara county . thank you .

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By James Sullivan on Sunday, October 26th 2008, 5:02 pm:
Can you email me a list of tax leins and deeds for Riverside and San Diego counties @jamesfindwellwater@hughes.net


By Anonymous on Monday, November 10th 2008, 2:55 pm:
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By Jerry Haynes on Tuesday, December 02nd 2008, 4:17 pm:
How do I go about buying tax sales
and where can i get a list fof north cal


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I like to know how can I get a list of actions for orange county, San Jose and san diego properties.

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e-mail me please.


Thanks


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I would like to find a list of the following counties: San Diego, San Bernandio, Orange counties.


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Please send me a list for Ventura County


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By Bob Raney on Tuesday, January 06th 2009, 11:36 am:
O.K., say you win the bid in S. Ca. on a piece of property that was tax defaulted. After 60 days you get a deed issued; but are advised not to do any repairs for one year, as the previous owner has the right to reclaim the property by paying all fees. Does he have to pay you the interest you lost on the money you invested? Also, can the property be cleaned up of all the items that was left behind or does all this stuff have to be stored at my expense until the one year lapses? I recently heard of a horor story of a property in Burbank that fell into this problem. The new owners thru away all the stuff left in the house and later when the owner paid back all the money owed; the present owners had to pay him for his property that they disposed of. Still fighting in court today as to the valve of all the "trash" with pictures that were left behind.
Thankyou, Let the buyer BEWARE


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Is there an average price for these deeds?

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Thanks


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If not then how do I obtain the title? Once I got the title, does the mortgage transfer to me or do I own it free and clear?

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Thank you for your time.


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