Auction - Questions and Answers

WE ARE NAPA COUNTY

Treasurer-Tax Collector

Tamie Frasier

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I register as a bidder?
How does the bidding process work?
How can a successful bidder pay for a property at the tax sale?
Can I obtain title to a property on the tax sale list by paying the delinquent taxes prior to the tax sale date? Does the county sell tax lien certificates?
How do I find a property I'd like to bid on at the tax sale?
When does the right to redeem (pay the taxes) a tax-defaulted property subject to the power to sell cease?
How can I determine what use I can make of a tax sale property before I purchase it?
How soon can I take possession of a property after purchase at the tax sale?
Do liens or encumbrances on a tax-defaulted property transfer to the new owner after purchase of the property at a tax sale?
How is the minimum price on a property offered at a tax sale determined?
Is a tax sale publicly advertised?
What are the foreclosure and eviction processes and will the county handle these processes for a fee?
Is property purchased in a tax sale eligible for title insurance?
Under what circumstances can the former owner challenge the validity of the auction?
What happens if I am the successful bidder but decide that I don't want the property after all?