Public Auction

The primary purpose of a tax sale is to collect taxes that have not been paid by the property owner for at least five years. Offering the property at public auction allows the collection of past due taxes. Our most recent sale was conducted at from Friday, April 19, 2019 at 8:00 AM (PT) through Monday, April 22, 2019 at 12:00 NOON (PT).

If a property is purchased at auction and there is more than $150 remaining (after tax, liens, and costs of the sale have been paid) the remaining funds are deemed as 'Excess Proceeds'.  Parties of Interest may file a claim for excess proceeds no later than one year from the date the tax deed is recorded.   A notice of excess proceeds will be sent to all Parties of Interest.

2021 Public Auction - In light of the continuing COVID-19 public health crisis, no public auction is scheduled for 2021.

2020 Public Auction - In light of the COVID-19 public health crisis and shelter-in-place orders in effect in San Francisco, the sale scheduled for May 1, 2020 through May 4, 2020 has been cancelled.

2019  Public Auction Site (bid4assets) – Parcels Other Than Timeshares

2019 Public Auction Site (bid4assets) – Timeshare Parcels

2019 Public Auction Sales Report

2019 Public Auction Notice of Excess Proceeds

2019 Public Re-offer Auction Site (bid4assets) - Timeshare Parcels

2019 Public Re-offer Auction Sales Report

2018 Tax Sale Report

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