Registration Begins for County’s 39th Annual Property Auction


San Diego County Treasurer-Tax Collector Dan McAllister announced bidder registration starts tomorrow for the 2019 online property tax auction, featuring 723 properties. 

“It’s easier than ever to own a piece of heaven here in San Diego County, whether that be a timeshare, land or home,” said McAllister. “I encourage everyone to sign up for our e-notifications at to get important deadline reminders and updates about the auction.”

Anyone around the world can bid on properties during the online property tax auction from April 26 to May 1. But to participate, bidders must register between March 8 and April 18 at the Treasurer-Tax Collector’s (TTC) tax auction website, They must also submit a refundable $1,000 deposit and a nonrefundable $35 processing fee.

This year’s auction includes 525 timeshares, 78 improved properties (homes or businesses), and 120 unimproved properties (plots of land).  

All sales are final, so this is a buyer beware sale. The TTC recommends researching available properties on its auction website. There, prospective bidders can also sign up for email reminders.

“Bidders love the ease and convenience that our online auction brings,” said McAllister. “Last year, we had 1,134 registered bidders and sold 701 properties for $7.5 million.”

Owners of the auctioned properties can still avoid going to sale; they have until 5 p.m. on April 25 to redeem their parcel and pay all taxes and fees owed.

Before the sale, every effort is made to contact the owners of these properties to notify them about the impending sale.