Yavapai County Arizona - Tax Deed Sales

Yavapai County has its county seat in Prescott, and its population in 2000 was 167,517. A map showing the location of all Arizona counties is available at http://www.azcounties.org/home/index.cfm. For more information about Yavapai County, visit the county's website at: http://www.co.yavapai.az.us.

Upcoming Tax Sale Event in Yavapai County

February 6-8, 2010: Super Investor Tax Sale Workshop-Sedona, AZ

To sign up or for more information please visit Super Investor Tax Sale Workshop-Sedona, AZ OR call us at 913-381-4520.

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Arizona Tax Deed Sale Process

This process is governed by Arizona Revised Statutes, Title 42 - Taxation, Chapter 18, Articles 6, 6.1 and 7, approximately Sections 42-18251 through 18304. Five years after the annual tax lien sale, the Treasurer notifies the Board of Supervisors of any property that did not sell. This property is available for deeding to the state. After certain title search and publication requirements are met, the Board directs the Treasurer to apply for a deed. The Treasurer receives a Treasurer's Deed by which the property is deeded to the State of Arizona for back taxes.

On or before the first Monday in November, the Clerk's office prepares a listing of parcels deeded to the State since the prior year sale. The minimum bid is the total back taxes, fees and costs from the Treasurer's office, and an additional amount to recover the Board's title search and publication costs. The list must be advertised for four consecutive weeks.

After advertising, the Clerk's office holds a public auction and sells the parcels to the highest bidder. The bids are forwarded to the Board for approval at the next Board meeting. All parcels not sold at the public auction are available for sale at any time afterwards by sealed bid. Bids are recommended to the Board at the next available meeting and the property is deeded back to a private person and returned to the tax roll.

The purchaser pays for at least six years of back taxes, fees and costs to the Treasurer, fees and costs to the Board of Supervisors, and the cost to record each deed.

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Yavapai County Tax Deed Sales

Tax deed sales in Yavapai County are conducted by the Board of Supervisors. You can visit their website at:


Information about tax deed sales in this county is available online at:


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If there is no information online or you have additional questions, the Board of Supervisors can be contacted at:

Yavapai County Administration Building
1015 Fair Street
Prescott, AZ 86305

(928) 771-3200