How does the bidding process work?

All parcels are assigned an Auction Identification number. Bidding starts at the minimum bid amount (the amount required to pay off the defaulted taxes and costs) and will increase in increments of at least $100 until the close of the auction. The auction starts at 8 a.m. (PT) on the beginning date, and closes at the stated time for each parcel on the ending date. For a more detailed explanation of the bidding process, log on to their website, click on "For Buyers" at the top of the home page, then click on "How to Bid." You may also bid by fax if you do not have access to the internet. More information and instructions are available by calling Bid4assets customer service at 877-427-7387.

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1. How can I register as a bidder?
2. How does the bidding process work?
3. How can a successful bidder pay for a property at the tax sale?
4. 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?
5. How do I find a property I'd like to bid on at the tax sale?
6. When does the right to redeem (pay the taxes) a tax-defaulted property subject to the power to sell cease?
7. How can I determine what use I can make of a tax sale property before I purchase it?
8. How soon can I take possession of a property after purchase at the tax sale?
9. Do liens or encumbrances on a tax-defaulted property transfer to the new owner after purchase of the property at a tax sale?
10. How is the minimum price on a property offered at a tax sale determined?
11. Is a tax sale publicly advertised?
12. What are the foreclosure and eviction processes and will the county handle these processes for a fee?
13. Is property purchased in a tax sale eligible for title insurance?
14. Under what circumstances can the former owner challenge the validity of the auction?
15. What happens if I am the successful bidder but decide that I don't want the property after all?