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Nearly 700 San Diego County properties heading to auction

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Posted at 1:35 PM, Feb 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-09 15:36:20-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Nearly 700 San Diego County properties will be offered for sale during the county's online property tax auction.

Anyone can bid on the 695 properties in the auction from March 12-17 online. Bidders must register before March 4 and submit a refundable $1,000 deposit and a nonrefundable $35 processing fee.

The properties being offered have been in tax default for five or more years, according to San Diego County Treasurer-Tax Collector Dan McAllister.

"We have 53 residential or commercial properties, 558 timeshares, and 84 parcels of land for sale. If all properties are sold for the minimum bid, the county would bring in $15,512,100," McAllister said.

All sales are final, so it's recommended that bidders do their research on the tax collector's website beforehand. The properties can be viewed online here.

Owners of the auctioned properties can avoid going to sale by paying all taxes and fees owed by 5 p.m. on March 11. The tax collector's office says it makes every effort to contact property owners before an impending sale.