Auction of tax-defaulted properties set for May

Thursday, April 25, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Carly Cahur
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VICTORVILLE — The San Bernardino County Tax Collector’s office has announced that more than 1,600 tax-defaulted properties will soon be up for auction.

This tax sale auction consists of properties that have been tax-defaulted for five or more years. It will also include both newly-offered and re-offered properties. Opening bids begin on May 11 and will start as low as $1,000, and the highest bid wins.

“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, and social and public health services,” said San Bernardino County Tax Collector Ensen Mason. “Winning bidders have the opportunity to buy real estate at potentially reduced prices.”

Each bidder alone bears the responsibility of due diligence to inspect, research, and investigate the properties offered for sale.

Property is sold “as is”, and purchasers are encouraged to complete a thorough due diligence review prior to bidding.

Auction properties include single-family residences, multi-unit apartments, duplexes, triplexes, commercial buildings, vacant land and over 125 timeshares.

A scan of the county’s website reveals multiple defaulted properties throughout the local mountain communities.

Limited tax information including parcel number, Assessor’s parcel map and Google Map are available for viewing online at

To participate in this auction, an advance deposit of $5,000 plus a $35 non-refundable bid deposit processing fee is due by 5 p.m. on May 3.

Participants must pre-register to bid. For more information regarding the tax sale, visit

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