One Week Left to Register to Bid for Online County Auction of 400+ Properties


Bidders must register by March 14 to participate in online auction; Auction runs from March 22-27 

SAN DIEGO, CA, March 7, 2024 - San Diego County Treasurer-Tax Collector Dan McAllister is reminding San Diegans that there is only one week left to register for the 2024 online property tax auction. The auction site currently has a total of 411 properties for sale.   

“The deadline to register to participate in the online tax auction is a week away,” said McAllister. “Our online system makes it simple to sign up, research, and bid on a variety of properties across San Diego County.”  

Anyone can bid during the property tax auction from March 22-27. To participate, bidders must register before March 14 at the Treasurer-Tax Collector’s tax auction website, They must also submit a refundable $1,000 deposit and a non-refundable $35 processing fee (some parcels may require a larger deposit).  

“The County stands to bring in $3,800,000 in tax revenue if all the properties are sold for the minimum bid,” McAllister continued. “Potential bidders who want to receive email reminders about deadlines are encouraged to sign up for e-notifications at” 

Number of Available Properties
Residential or Commercial Properties  36 properties 
Timeshares 342 one-week shares 
Parcels of Land 33 parcels 

All sales are final, so this is a buyer beware sale. The TTC recommends beginning the research process on its website.  

“Properties for sale have been in tax default for five or more years, and in accordance with the California Revenue & Taxation Code, it’s time to get the properties back on the tax roll generating revenue for public services,” McAllister concluded. 

Owners of the auctioned properties can still avoid going to sale; they have until 5 p.m. on March 21 to redeem their parcels 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. 


*The TTC did not hold a tax sale auction in 2016.