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TAX COLLECTION TAX COLLECTION
DEFERRED PAYMENT AGREEMENT

If the high bid on a tax sale item is more than $5,000, the successful bidder has the option to pay for the property as follows: A deposit of 10% of the purchase price or $5,000, whichever is greater, must be made at the time of the sale. For sales between $5,000 and $50,000, a minimum of $5,000 must be deposited. For sales over $50,000 a minimum of 10% of the sale price must be deposited.

WINNING BID AMOUNT

$5,000
OR LESS

$5,000
TO
$50,000

$50,000
OR ABOVE

MINIMUM PAYMENT REQUIRED

Payment in full of the Winning Bid Amount plus the Documentary Transfer Tax.

A Deferred Payment Agreement is not available.
Payment in full of the Winning Bid Amount plus the Documentary Transfer Tax.

OR

Execute a Deferred Payment Agreement.

This process includes payment a minimum deposit of $5,000 on day of sale and paying the balance plus the documentary transfer tax within 30 days of the sale.
Payment in full of the Winning Bid Amount plus the Documentary Transfer Tax.

OR

Execute a Deferred Payment Agreement.

This process includes payment a minimum deposit of 10% of the Winning Bid Amount on the day of sale and paying the balance plus the documentary transfer tax within 30 days of the sale.

The remaining balance of the purchase price is due within 30 days of the auction date. Payment must be in one of the acceptable forms and be received in our office prior to the deadline. Acceptable forms of payment are Cash (or Wire), Cashier's Check, Money Order, or Traveler's check. A Tax Deed to the Purchaser at Sale will not be recorded to transfer title to the property until the total bid price plus the Documentary Transfer Tax is received.

All purchases made must be paid in full on or before the deadline to complete a deferred-payment agreement purchase. If the purchaser at sale fails to pay the full amount by the deadline, the deposit and all rights to the property are forfeited (Revenue and Taxation Code Section 3693.1).