Property Tax Sales

Tax Sales

How long before a property becomes eligible for auction?

Five years from the original default date. For example, property taxes that were billed for fiscal year 2009/10 and not paid by June 30, 2010, would be subject to the tax collector's power to sell on July 1, 2015, and the sale process would begin. Frequently asked questions about the tax sale process are answered here: FAQ's

The tax sale process is governed by the California Revenue and Taxation Code under the guidance of the California state controller's office.

We usually hold our tax sales in the spring online at Complete information will be available at least 30 days before the auctions begins. Get an email notification when a tax sale is occurring with Notify Me.

***The May 2021 Tax Sale has been postponed until further notice.*** Go to Sierra County Tax Sale for details about the sale process and properties offered.

Resolution 2021-024 authorizes the Tax Collector to conduct the sale.

Does the county sell Tax Lien Certificates?

No, Sierra County does not sell tax lien certificates.

Senate Bill 653, requires county Treasurer-Tax Collectors to publish on their websites any notice that must be published in a newspaper. They must supply either a link to the newspaper's online notice or a PDF of the notice. This includes notices for real and personal property taxes, school and special district taxes, and business licenses. Click here for Public Auction Notice