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Property Tax Sale

A Tax Sale is the public auction of any real property with taxes that have been delinquent for four years from the final tax payment deadline (five years including by the date of the sale).

Spotlight

  • The 2021 Tax Sale will be held online through Bid4Assets.
  • The tax sale will be held May 27, 2021.
  • The link for the tax sale is Bid4Assets.com/saltlake.
  • For any questions, please call 385-468-7242.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find a list of properties up for sale?

The Tax Sale listing will be published four weeks before the date of the Tax Sale and is updated weekly.

Also please see the Current Tax Sale List.  

Where is the Tax Sale held?

Tax sale will be conducted online through Bid4Assets on May 27, 2021, starting at 8:30 am MST.

Can a property be redeemed (taxes paid) before the sale?

Delinquent property may be redeemed on behalf of the recorded owner by any person at any time prior to the final Tax Sale. All property redeemed within three weeks prior to the Tax Sale must be redeemed through the County Treasurer in cash or bank certified funds. A person redeeming the delinquent property must pay to the Treasurer the total delinquent amount including taxes, interest, penalties and administrative costs.

Partial payments will not redeem a property. By law, any payments are applied to the most recent tax year first, which means the oldest taxes due are the last to be paid. This ensures that a property is brought current at least once every five years.

How do I bid on a property at the Tax Sale?

You can register to bid through Bid4Assets

What types of payment methods are required at the sale?

Funds will need to be deposited with Bid4Assets prior to bidding on properties.  Visit Bid4Assets for more details on bidding requirements.

When will I get the deed to the property I bought at the Tax sale?

A tax deed will be issued within 30 days by the County Auditor and includes the successful bidder’s name and address, the property’s legal description, and the amount paid. The Tax Deed will be mailed to the new owner after the sale is ratified by the Salt Lake County Council.

What happens to the properties not sold at the Tax Sale?

Any property unsold at the Tax Sale, and which is not in the public interest to be re-certified to a subsequent sale, shall become county property. If you would like information on property owned by Salt Lake County, please contact Salt Lake County Facilities Management at 385-468-0374.

What happens when property is sold at the Tax Sale for more than the total amount due to the County?

The County does not maintain excess funds above the amount of taxes, penalties, interest and administrative costs related to the property subject to sale. Any excess funds are remitted to the delinquent property owner, lien holder, or to the State Treasurer.

Where can I find the results of a previous Tax Sale?

You can review information from previous tax sales on the previous tax sales page

Do you allow absentee bidding?

No, but an authorized agent can bid for you as long as the agent has registered with Bid4Assets.