Navajo County

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Navajo County Treasurer
Tax Lien Sale

Next Tax Lien Sale
February 11, 2015

  1. Sign-in begins at 8:00am. Bidding begins at 8:30am, in Supervisor’s Chambers, Holbrook, AZ.
  2. Bids will be taken by bidder number. (provided at sign-in)
    1. You must provide the following information to receive bidder number.
      1. Name(s) as it will appear on the Certificate.
      2. Address & phone number.
      3. Completed W-9 form. (We are required by IRS regulation, 1.6041-1 to report interest earned on Certificates of Purchase.)
    2. You must have a bidder number for each entity for which you are purchasing. C.P.s, (Certificates of Purchase.) will be issued to THAT BIDDER NUMBER ONLY.
  3. When a lien is sold with previously issued Certificates, the bidder who buys the 2013 lien will be required to redeem-out any previously issued certificates. The credit for those years will be attached to the 2013 Certificate. This holds true for state owned Certificates, the current purchaser will be required to purchase all previously held state Certificates.
  4. A NON-REFUNDABLE fee of $10.00 will be charged per Certificate sold.
  5. Payment must be made 48 hours after the day of the sale and Certificates will be mailed within 30 days.
  6. Payment mailed in from property owners must be in our office the day before the tax lien sale in order to keep their property from the sale list. Property owners walking in payments have until 5 p.m. the evening before the tax lien sale in order to keep their property from the sale list.
  7. The purchase of a C.P. does not give you any physical rights to the property. YOU ARE BUYING A LIEN, NOT THE PROPERTY.
  8. When the certificate is redeemed you will be notified. PLEASE VERIFY THE INTEREST AND REDEMPTION AMOUNT PAID. If you do not agree with the amount, please contact this office immediately. Once the certificate is returned for your redemption check, acceptance is indicated.


All C.P. holders can pay the subsequent taxes after June 1st of each year. You will not be notified of taxes due, you must inquire.

If you have multiple C.P.’s on the same parcel the owner may redeem one C.P. at a time.

Redemptions are accepted by postmark - during times of heavy mail, redemptions may be delayed.

The C.P. books will be closed after the sale until 8:00 AM, March 1, 2015.

Invest wisely, look at the property before you buy a lien. Normally, you don’t get something for nothing.

As of December 31, 2003 all C.P. holders are responsible to apply for a judgment deed on the property through Navajo County Superior Court. We advise that you use an attorney for this procedure.

The parcels and taxes available are from our public notification requirement as listed in the official newspaper of record for Navajo County. As of January 1, these tax amounts are for previous years that have not been paid. This notification informs property owners of the delinquency and allows them time to pay these taxes and remove the property from the sale. Therefore, many of these parcels will not be available for certificate purchase. The owners have until the day of the sale to pay their tax and we accept the date mailed as payment date.

Some parcels may not be available for the sale due to outstanding bankruptcies on the property. The amounts listed are taxes only, and do not reflect interest, penalties and fees required to purchase the certificate. They also do not reflect partial payments made or prior certificates outstanding that need to be bought out.

The data provided is for your convenience. Please contact the Treasurers Office if you need additional information about specific properties.


Please review the Lien Purchase Inquiry Notice regarding the Lien Purchase and Redemption inquiries prior to running the inquiries

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