Navajo County

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Navajo County Treasurer
Tax Lien Frequently Asked Questions

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When is the next Tax Lien Sale?

The sale is held on the second Wednesday of February. Actual date for the sale will be determined in January.

Where will the sale be held?

The sale will be held at the:

Navajo County Board of Supervisors Auditorium
100 Carter Dr.
Holbrook, Arizona 86025

What are the hours of the sale?

The sale starts at 8:30 a.m. until all Parcels are offered. (Approximately 6 hours)

Where can I obtain the list of the parcels being offered at the sale?

The parcel list will be available at the Treasurer’s Office. And will be published in the County newspaper approximately 2 weeks before the sale. It can also be found on the web at: ananews.com

Can I get the list on disk?

Yes, contact the Treasurer’s Office at (928) 524-4172 if interested. The cost is $50.00.

Can anyone bid at the sale?

You must be registered in order to bid.

How do I register to bid?

At the Treasurer’s Office we have a Bidder Information Card, which needs to be completed. We require your legal name, the name of a contact person, a valid mailing address, current phone number and S.S.# or a Tax ID number.

What type of payment is accepted?

Personal checks are accepted if they are guaranteed by your bank. Otherwise Money Order, Certified Check, or Cash will be acceptable payment.

Does the Treasurer’s Office help in researching parcel information?

No. The bidder must conduct any research on potential purchases.

Are there any fees associated with the purchase of a lien?

Yes. There is a $5.00 assignment fee, a $5.00 investor fee, and a $10.00 C.P. issuing fee.

When do I pay?

You must pay within 48 hours of the purchase.

When will I receive my certificate?

The Treasurer’s Office is PAPERLESS, this means Certificates are no longer printed. When you purchase a certificate the list is validated and a receipt will be issued this will represent the purchase of your certificate.

When will the Parcels not purchased at the sale be available for purchase?

They will be available for purchase on March 1st until the next January. These purchases will have additional fees included that are non-interest earning and non-refundable. Our books for selling C.P.’s will be closed one full week before the actual tax lien sale.

What is the foreclosure process and will the County handle the foreclosure process for a fee? If so what is that fee?

Judgment Deed - You can start foreclosure proceedings three years from the date of the tax lien sale. You will need to hire an attorney. The attorney will give you the cost and time involved. A Judgment Deed is an insurable deed: Judgment deed fee is $50.00 per parcel. We no longer issue Treasurer’s Deeds as of December 31, 2003.

Does your county hold a deed/land sale in addition to a tax lien sale?

Yes, you will need to contact the Navajo County Board of Supervisors at 928-524-4053.

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