1 CALIFORNIA STATE LAW REV- Kern County ENUE AND TAXATION CODE. SECTION 3712: Treasurer and Tax Collector Properties that remain tax-defaulted for five years or more can be offered for purchase at a "tax-defaulted land The deed conveys title to the purchaser sale" (auction), in accordance with the California free of all encumbrances of any kind exist- ing before the sale, except: TAX DEFAULTED Revenue and Taxation Code. (a) Any lien for installments of taxes and special assess- ments, which installments will become payable upon the se- LAND SALES. cured roll after the time of the sale. When are your tax sales? How do I get a tax sale list? . (b) The lien for taxes or assessments or other rights of any Go to or taxing agency which does not consent to the sale under this chapter.
2 Usually in March of each year. The tax If you do not sale list is advertised on the Internet have Internet access, visit your local (c) Liens for special assessments levied upon the property conveyed which were, at the time of the sale under this chap- ter, not included in the amount necessary to redeem the tax- GOING ONCE approximately 30 days prior to the auc- tion date. library or call our Internet advertiser, defaulted property, and, where a taxing agency which collects Grant Street Group, at their toll-free tel- its own taxes has consented to the sale under this chapter, not included in the amount required to redeem from sale to the taxing agency. GOING TWICE Where does the Kern County ephone number 1-877-274-9320. The list of all parcels being offered will in- (d) Easements of any kind, including prescriptive, constituting Treasurer-Tax Collector's clude the auction identification number, servitudes upon or burdens to the property; water rights, the sale take place?
3 The Assessor's parcel number, tax rate record title to which is held separately from the title to the area, legal description, the last known property; and restrictions of record. On the Internet at owner and the minimum bid price of the (e) Unaccepted, recorded, irrevocable offers of dedication of the property to the public or a public entity for a public pur- property be- pose, and recorded options of any taxing agency to purchase Bidders must register in ing sold . the property or any interest therein for a public purpose. order to participate. street ad- The Kern County (f) Unpaid assessments under the Improvement Bond Act of dresses and Treasurer and Tax 1915 (Division 10 (commencing with Section 8500) of the Streets and Highways Code) which are not satisfied as a re- zoning classi- Collector does sult of the sale proceeds being applied pursuant to Chapter (commencing with Section 4671) of Part 8, or that are Can I buy property from the fications are NOT sell tax lien included only certificates!
4 Being collected through a foreclosure action pursuant to Part 14 (commencing with Section 8830) of Division 10 of the Treasurer-Tax Collector other if they are Streets and Highways Code. A sale pursuant to this chapter shall not nullify, eliminate, or reduce the amount of a foreclo- than at a public sale? available. sure judgment pursuant to Part 14 (commencing with Section 8830) of Division 10 of the Streets and Highways Code. No. We only sell property at public (g) Any federal Internal Revenue Service liens which, pursu- sale. I do not have a computer. ant to provisions of federal law, are not discharged by the How do I register to bid? . sale, even though the tax collector has provided proper notice to the Internal Revenue Service before that date.
5 How do I register to bid? Contact Grant Street Group (h) Unpaid special taxes under the Mello-Roos Community Jordan Kaufman 's Client Services Depart- Facilities Act of 1982 (Chapter (commencing with Section Contact Grant Street Group at 53311) of Part 1 of Division 2 of Title 5 of the Government Treasurer and Tax Collector , or call a Grant ment at 1-877-274-9320 and Code) that are not satisfied as a result of the sale proceeds 1115 Truxtun Avenue 2nd Floor Street Group Client Services toll-free at 1-877- a tax sale list, due diligence being applied pursuant to Chapter (commencing with Sec- tion 4671) of Part 8, or that are being collected through a fore- Bakersfield, CA 93301-4639 274-9320. Only bid- material, bidder registration closure action pursuant to Section of the Government (661) 868-3490 (661) 868-3409-Fax ders registered form, and an Off-line Bid Code.
6 A sale pursuant to this chapter shall not nullify, elimi- through Grant Street nate, or reduce the amount of a foreclosure judgment pursu- Form will be mailed. Proxy Group can bid. ant to Section of the Government Code. Email: A $5,000 deposit is bidding is also available. If you receive required to bid. your information through the mail, please request your packet early. Our Next Auction Is: _____. 08/2018. How can I tell where the Will the property be sold free If I am the winning bidder, Can you tell me what property is located? How do I of encumbrances? Any when will I get my deed? . specific encumbrances will get maps? guarantees? . remain on a property following a tax sale? . The descriptions listed on the tax sale Prospective purchasers are urged to After we receive your list are based on the official records of examine the title, location and desira- payment and the deed the Kern County Assessor's Office and bility of the properties available to their No.
7 We do not maintain a list of encum- information stating how are presumed to be correct. The prop- own satisfaction prior to the sale. ALL brances that will remain on a property you would like the prop- erty to be sold may be approximately PROPERTIES ARE SOLD AS IS. following a tax sale. It is the bidder's erty conveyed to you, we located from maps available for viewing responsibility to research this infor- will send the tax deed to on Grant Street Group's website. Kern County mation; the Treasurer-Tax Collector's you within four to eight weeks. makes no guar- Owners of tax- staff does not provide assistance in this antee, ex- defaulted area. Please refer to Revenue and This deed conveys all right, The Kern County Assessor can pressed or im- properties have Taxation Code Section 3712.
8 Title and interest to the also provide you with copies of plied, relative to the right of property in accordance with maps. You will be charged a the title, location redemption until the provisions of Revenue copy fee for each map page. or condition of 5:00 pm the What type of payment will and Taxation Code Section the properties business day 3712. The successful bid- offered for sale. you accept if I am the prior to the sale. der may take possession of successful bidder? the property after the tax deed to pur- chaser has been recorded. How do I research title to the Certified funds (cash, cashier's check, postal money order, or wire payment) Most title companies will not insure title property? PLEASE NOTE Some bonds or other within a specified time after the auction on properties sold at public auction for assessments which are levied by agen- at least one year after the deed has cies or offices other than the Treasurer- been recorded.
9 Legal action to chal- You may pay a profes- Tax Collector may be outstanding after sional company to re- A California documentary transfer lenge a tax sale must be commenced the tax sale. In addition, the IRS has search the title for you the option of redeeming any property tax will be added to, and collected within one year of the tax deed record- or you may research on which there is an IRS lien recorded with, the full pur- ing date. the property yourself. up until 120 days af- chase price. This Start by visiting the ter the sale. See Rev- tax is calculated at Kern County Recorder/ enue and Taxation the rate of $.55 for Code Section 3712. A each $ or Hall of Records, 1655 copy of R&T Code Chester Avenue, Bak- Section 3712 will be fractional part there- ersfield, CA 93301.
10 Provided in the due of, if the purchase diligence material. price exceeds $