A California documentary transfer tax will be added to, and collected with, the full purchase price. Only a successful bidder has the opportunity to purchase County assets.
Contra Costa County Property Tax Calculator
Create a Bid4Assets account which is required to participate in any county tax sale. The process is quick, free, and easy. Please review the following additional information on deposits. Bidders are urged to examine the title, location, and desirability of the properties to their own satisfaction prior to the sale. A complete list of properties available for auction is available below. Buying a tax deed is a complex transaction and it is always recommended that buyers seek legal counsel.
A useful list of frequently asked questions as well as a tax sale glossary can be found in the right navigation pane.
Property Record Research
If you have additional questions after reviewing the information in the auction, you are encouraged to contact the County in which the property is located. Enter your bid amount in the Bid Amount box and be sure to agree to all the terms. At the bottom of the bid window, you will be prompted to reenter your Bid4Assets password as a security measure. A more comprehensive, step-by- step guide to bidding is available by clicking here.
Property Record Research | Contra Costa County, CA Official Website
What is an Auto Bid? An auto bid is a maximum proxy bid which is held in confidence by the system. Bid4Assets will use only as much of the maximum bid as is necessary to maintain the bidder's high bid position or to meet the reserve. Please note: If two bidders place auto bids for identical amounts on the same auction, the earlier bid will be the leading bid. What is Overtime?
Overtime is an extension of the auction close time and keeps an auction open as long as there is active bidding. It occurs automatically when a bid is placed within the last few minutes of an auction. The auction will remain open until an entire overtime increment has passed without any bidding. The overtime increment is indicated on the auction listing. How can I Monitor My Auctions? When bidding on multiple properties it is advisable to only bid on one auction at a time.
You will also receive confirmations of your placed bids as well as notifications of being out bid in your message center. Can I bid on Withdrawn or Postponed Auctions? Auctions must be live in order for you to able to place a bid. If a property is withdrawn or postponed by a county for any reason, it is no longer open for bidding. Please note, Bid4Assets does not have knowledge of why a property is withdrawn or postponed. At the close of an auction, the highest bidder will be deemed the winner.
After all the auctions in the county have closed, winning bidders will be notified in their message center with a congratulatory message that also alerts them to settlement requirements. CA Genealogical Society. Co Co Co History Center. Lafayette Historical Soci.
Martinez Historical Soc. Museum San Ramon. Pittsburg Historical Soc. Researching in Vallejo.
Walnut Creek Library. Genealogy Tips. Photo Gallery.
Cemetery Records. Unlike a museum with artifacts, the Center has textual records such as court and early county records, photos, maps, letters, personal papers of local politicians such as Sheriff Veale, business records, and more. Some of the collection has been indexed and a search can be done on their website.