No. Legal title to a tax-defaulted property subject to the Tax Collector’s power to sell can be acquired only through the Treasurer-Tax Collector by being the successful bidder at the tax sale, and by paying the full purchase amount, including the Documentary Transfer Tax. For more information please call 530-265-1285.
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Vacant (unimproved) land has no address and therefore its approximate geographic location may be determined through the use of County Assessor plat maps. Exact boundary lines of a property may be determined by a survey of the property. The County does not have possession or control of the property and cannot grant access. “Improved” properties may bear a street address. For more information please call 530-265-1285.
You may consult the Zoning Department of any city within which a property lines regarding use of the parcel. For property in unincorporated areas of the County, you may refer to the Zoning Section of the Nevada County Department of Planning.
The County Recorder’s Office should be consulted for any recorded easements on a property. In addition, there may be other agencies to consult with based on the current, future, potential, or intended use of the property. For more information please call 530-265-1285.
The successful bidder may take possession of a property after making payment in full and after the Tax Deed to Purchaser has been recorded. Tax Deeds are generally recorded within four weeks of the sale or upon completion (payment in full). For more information please call 530-265-1285.
State law requires that the minimum bid on a tax-defaulted parcel offered at a public auction for the first time be no less than the total amount necessary to pay the back taxes on the parcel (redeem the parcel), plus costs of sale. The minimum bid on a parcel previously offered at sale can be set at the Tax Collector’s discretion. For more information please call 530-265-1285.
The deadline is 5 p.m. on the last business day prior to the scheduled Property Tax Sale Auction. For more information please call 530-265-1285.