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Real Property Tax Sales

Per NRS 361.585 and 361.590, property which is delinquent three consecutive fiscal years is deeded into the name of Carson City Treasurer as trustee for the state and county. Once property is placed in the name of County Treasurer as Trustee, the property is subject to being auctioned for non-payment of taxes.
When Can I Register to Bid?
Registration is conducted on the day of the auction at no cost starting one hour before the sale. A valid driver's license or I.D. is required. All bidders must arrive and be in the registration line by 9:30 am to be eligible to register and receive their bidder number and instructions prior to the start of the auction. Prospective bidders who arrive after the 9:30 am deadline will not be registered or allowed to bid. The auction is scheduled to begin at 10:00 am. In the event bidders are still being registered, the auction will begin when all eligible bidders have been registered and are seated.

All bidders must have completed the registration process and be seated in the designated bidder seating area. In the event the bidder seating area is filled, non-bidders will be asked to sit in the observation area.

When is Payment Required?
The successful bidder must deposit the bid by way of cash, cashier’s check or money order with the Carson City Treasurer by 3:00pm on the day of the auction.  Carson City does not offer any type of financing on sale parcels. ALL SALES ARE FINAL.
What Type of Document is Issued when the Sale is Completed?
A quitclaim deed will be prepared using the information on the bidder registration form. The Carson City Recorder’s Office will record the deed to the property within 30 days of the auction date. 
What if a Property Does Not Sell At the Auction?
If a property does not sell, it will be offered at the next tax auction. Properties are not sold over the counter.
Is There A Redemption Period?
There is no redemption period on property acquired through the tax auction.

There is a two year period in which the previous owner may protest the sale. During this period, you may not be able to obtain title insurance. You should contact a title company for more information regarding issuance of title insurance.

If I Pay The Taxes, Will The Property Transfer To My Name?
No, if you are not the owner, you must bid for the property through auction.
Does The Carson City Treasurer Office have Tax Sales?
The Carson City Treasurer's Office conducts one Tax Sales/ Trustee Auctions each year as needed. The date, time and location of the auction will be posted on our website at or by calling our office at 775-887-2092.
Which Properties will be Sold At Auction?
We will have a list of properties available on our website approximately 3 weeks prior to the auction.

The property owner will have up to 5:00 p.m. on the third business day before the day of the sale to pay the taxes and prevent the sale of their property. Therefore, the properties listed may be redeemed and not sold at auction.

How Do I Get Information On The Properties To Be Auctioned?
The County Assessor's Office will have maps on all properties to be sold. The County Assessor’s Office is located inside the City Hall at 201 N. Carson Street Carson City, Nevada.

You may search the County Recorder's records for any recorded documentation you deem relevant.  The County Recorder’s office is located on the first floor of the Carson City Courthouse, 885 E. Musser Street, Suite 1028, Carson City, Nevada. You may visit their website at

You may also want to contact the various county or city zoning/planning departments.

Should I Investigate Before I Bid?
It is the responsibility of prospective purchasers to conduct their own research, prior to the auction, as to the use of the property for their intended purpose, and to make a personal inspection of the property to determine if it will be suitable for the purpose for which it is being purchased.

The County's sole interest is the recovery of all delinquent taxes, penalties, interest and costs.

Carson City is selling the property AS IS, meaning that Carson City:

·         Makes no warranty whatsoever as to the property including, but not limited to, whether the property is buildable, can be developed or subdivided,  or whether the property has or can get services such as water, sewer, telephone, gas, electricity, road access and maintenance, etc.

·         Does not guarantee there is access to the property.

·         Does not guarantee whether the property is free from special assessments, sanitation liens, or other liens and encumbrances for which the purchaser may be responsible.

·         Makes no representation or claims as to any property’s fitness for purpose, conditions, covenants, restrictions, reservations, or any other possible encumbrances.

Are All Items Cleared as a Result of the Auction?
Not all liens are satisfied by a tax auction. Governmental liens such as special assessments, sanitation lies, and Medicaid liens will remain.  Please refer to Nevada Revised Statutes 361.585 and 361.590 for further information.
What is the Minimum Bid?
The minimum bid will vary for each property to be auctioned. Opening bid is for the amount of delinquent taxes, delinquent assessments, costs, interest and penalties.  Property sold at the auction may still be subject to remaining principal and accruing interest due on assessments.
Must I Be Present to Bid?
 Yes, you must be present to bid.