House and Keys in Female HandsSan Bernardino County Tax Collector Larry Walker announced today that his office will hold its annual on-line auction of tax-defaulted properties beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 17, with staggering closing times lasting through Friday, May 23.

This tax sale auction consists of over 2,500 properties that have been tax-defaulted for five or more years, and will include both newly-offered and re-offered properties.  Some bids start as low as $900, and the highest bid wins.  Tax information, maps and other due diligence material is available for viewing on-line at Property is sold “as is”, and purchasers are encouraged to complete a thorough due diligence review prior to bidding.

“The benefit of a tax sale is getting tax-defaulted properties back into tax paying status to fund key public services including education, police and fire protection, social and public health services,” Walker said. “Winning bidders have the opportunity to buy real estate at potentially reduced prices.”

Auction properties include single-family residences, timeshares, commercial buildings and vacant land.  To participate in this auction, deposits are due by May 9th, and you must pre-register to bid.  For more information regarding this tax sale, please visit – it’s easy, secure and Simply A Better Way To Do Business®.