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Online auction of more than 2,500 tax defaulted properties begins May 17

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®.

57 thoughts on "Online auction of more than 2,500 tax defaulted properties begins May 17"

  1. I want to purchase property and vacant land

    1. That’s great, Walter. There’s an auction coming up on Saturday. Visit for details on Saturday’s auction and other upcoming events.

  2. Jessie Gaytan says:

    When will the next auction take place?

    1. Hi Jessie,
      Historically the tax sales are conducted each year in May and August.
      You can sign-up for tax sale email notifications by visiting, and then select E-Mail Subscription Service.

  3. I wish to bid an auction of properties: land / houses of S B County,
    I have no house, living on rent for more than 20 years.

    1. Hi Sam, please visit if you are interested in auctions. Good luck!

  4. Sir,

    Please let me-know, is here priority for getting property/houses fro a senior citizen
    and AARP members, who is 68 years old.

    I am a retired county employee too.
    Please mail me asap

    Thank you

    1. Hi Sam, if you are referring to tax sales of property, please contact the Tax Collector’s Office for more information or
      call (909) 387-8308.

  5. Varang Thaker says:

    i wont to know about the list of the property and all the things or the list
    email it to me and how do I get in to it?

    1. Hi Varang, please visit to find out which properties will be available.

  6. Ramon Flores says:

    How can i go about purchasing property

    1. Hi Ramon, visit for information on how you can purchase property. The directions are at the top of the web page.

  7. Antonio Perez says:

    i would like information on properties in the high desert

    1. Hi Antonio, visit for information on High Desert properties and if you need assistance, please call (909) 387-8308

  8. Melissa Patterson says:

    How can I get a list of properties that are not in auction yet but are behind on property taxes

    1. Hi Melissa, visit for information and if you need assistance, please call (909) 387-8308.

  9. Tony Robinson says:

    If there is an existing mortgage or other liens are they wiped out at the tax auction or does the buyer assume the existing mortgage and liens!

    1. Hi Tony, here are the terms and conditions of tax sales:
      Please contact the Tax Collector’s office at (909) 387-8308 if you have additional questions.

  10. mark ayoub says:

    I want to purchase property and houes

  11. Lori says:

    Can you please tell me if San Bernardino has listings in regards to money taken by SB Sheriff Department that needs to be claimed by a certain time?

    1. Hi Lori, you can contact the Auditor-Controller/Treasurer/Tax Collector at the following to find out: Tax Deed Department: (909) 387-8308

  12. mark says:

    When a property shows its been seized, how long or when can I tell that it will come up for auction?

    1. Hi Mark: Property that has tax bill(s) remaining unpaid for a period of greater than five years becomes subject to a tax sale. If the property is eligible for tax sale this year, it will go to auction in the May Tax Sale. Please contact our office at 909-387-8308 for detailed information.

  13. Jason Nguyen says:

    I would like to know where I can find a list of pre-forceclosure houses please

  14. margaret says:

    Were can I find tax sales vacant land in Johnson Valley, Ca?

    1. Hi Margaret, contact the Tax Collector’s Office here: (909) 387-8307 or on their website: for more information.

  15. Djuna C says:

    Will there be an auction this year or May 2021?

    1. The next tax sale is tentatively scheduled for May 2021. Please contact the office at (909) 387-8308 if you have additional questions. Thank you!

  16. How I know is there any lease or claim on the property placed on auction?
    I was told this is your responsibility to check lean on the properties.
    Could you please specifically mentioned where to go and how to get clearance?

  17. Desiree Alfaro says:

    I registered and was searching. I could not locate where the possible parcels are available for upcoming auction ?

  18. Esther meza says:

    How can I look at the property for sale previously of the sale I don’t have a website

  19. Jesus says:

    Need more info about home auction.

  20. Nelly Acosta says:

    I would like to get information on the properties. Can I get a list of the properties please.

  21. gloria diaz says:

    how can I register in the auction.

    1. Hi Gloria, here is a link to answers to frequently asked questions about tax sales:

  22. Tony C says:

    Is the registration still available for the May 2021 auction

    1. Please visit if you are interested in participating.

  23. Ashley says:

    Are there going to be any extentions for the deposit?

    1. If you have questions related to a specific parcel, or about general tax deed sale proceedings, please contact the Auditor-Controller/Treasurer/Tax Collector:

      Tax Deed Department: (909) 387-8308 or by email at

  24. Ilsun says:

    Im looking for acution.

    1. Hi Ilsun, visit for information on tax sales.

  25. Hector Martinez says:

    Hi, I wanted to know where I can find the information on proprieties that are going to be auctioned off. Please send me the information to my email.

    1. Hi Hector, you can obtain information by visiting or calling the Auditor-Controller/Treasurer/Tax Collector’s Office at (909) 387-8308

  26. Juan Anaya says:

    Good afternoon I would like to request a list of tax default properties in san bernardino county.. and also if possible any information regarding tax lies certificates in this county. Thank you in advance..

    1. Hi Juan, please contact the Tax Collector’s Office at (909) 387-8308. You can see information about tax sales here:

  27. Greg says:

    Where will my deposit go when I go to bid at the auction?

    1. Hello Greg, please reach out to the Tax Collector’s Office at

  28. John Cooper says:

    Hi is there a overall map of all the listed properties in the tax auction? I’m aware that the individual properties have google maps of each parcel. I trying to narrow down my search on a property acquisition.

    1. Hi John, contact the Tax Deed Department: (909) 387-8308 or by email at for assistance.

  29. Sal Camacho says:

    Please ad me to the auction list.

    1. Sal Camacho says:

      Where do I get the list of properties to be AUCTIONED

      1. Hello Sal, visit for more information on auctions.

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