All prospective bidders must register in order to bid at tax-defaulted land sales. online registration is required - please complete the registration form.
As part of the online registration you must determine how the deed will be recorded (vested) if you are a successful bidder. Additional documentation may be required and all documentation must be complete before you will be allowed to bid. Complete instructions are found on the registration page. Bidders must check-in on auction day, and we require a valid picture identification at the time of check-in (i.e., valid driver's license, valid California ID card, valid military ID card, passport). To determine how much money to bring, please refer to "How to Pay for Properties Purchased at the Tax Sale" in the Auction Information Packet.
A bidder number will be issued at check-in and is required to participate at the public auction. If you require special accommodations at the public auction site, please contact the Tax-Defaulted Land Unit at (916) 874-6621 a minimum of two weeks prior to the public auction date.