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When is the next Tax Lien Sale?

The sale is usually held on the second Wednesday of February. In 2023, the sale will be held on Wednesday, February 8th.

Where will the sale be held?

The sale will be held at:


What are the hours of the sale?

The sale starts at 7:00 a.m. Arizona time and continues until all parcels are offered (approximately 6 hours).

Where can I obtain the list of the parcels being offered at the sale?

The list will be published in a county newspaper approximately 2 weeks before the sale. It can also be found at publicnoticeads.com as well as on our website Published Lien List

Can anyone bid at the sale?

You must be registered in order to bid.

How do I register to bid?

During the February online auction, all registration is handled through the RealAuction website.

After the auction is over, any tax liens that were not purchased become state held liens.  Those are available for purchase "over the counter". If you have not registered with RealAuction or our office previously, you can then register manually by filling out the investor detail and W9 forms found HERE.

What type of payment is accepted?

Money Order, Certified Check, or Cash are the only accepted forms of payment for tax liens.

Does the Treasurer’s Office help in researching parcel information?

No. The bidder must conduct any research on potential purchases.

Are there any fees associated with the purchase of a lien?

Yes. There is a $5.00 assignment fee, a $5.00 investor fee, and a $10.00 C.P. issuing fee.

When do I pay?

For the February Auction you must pay within 24 hours of the purchase.

For "over the counter" purchases, payment is due upon sale.

When will I receive my certificate?

The Treasurer’s Office is PAPERLESS, this means Certificates are no longer printed. You will receive official emails from RealAuction with your purchase dates.  Upon request, investor reports can be provided, which have certificate numbers and purchase dates on them.

When will the Parcels not purchased at the sale be available for purchase?

They will be available for purchase on March 1st-December 31st. These purchases will have additional fees included that are non-interest earning and non-refundable. Our books for selling C.P.’s are closed from January 1st through the last business day in February.  No new purchased or subsequent taxes will be accepted during this time.

What is the foreclosure process and will the County handle the foreclosure process for a fee? If so what is that fee?

Judgment Deed - You can start foreclosure proceedings three years from the date of the tax lien sale. You will need to hire an attorney. The attorney will give you the cost and time involved. A Judgment Deed is an insurable deed: Judgment deed fee is $50.00 per parcel. We no longer issue Treasurer’s Deeds as of December 31, 2003.

Does your county hold a deed/land sale in addition to a tax lien sale?

Yes, you will need to contact the Navajo County Board of Supervisors at (928) 524-4053

After purchasing a tax lien, when can I pay the sub-taxes for the current year?

You can pay the subsequent taxes or "sub taxes" after June 1 of each year that the taxes go delinquent until December 31st of that year.