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Greenlee County
Annual Auction - Resolution 09-05-01


  1. On or before the first Monday in November of each year, a list of real property held by state tax deed in Greenlee County will be prepared. Each property will be identified by Parcel Number as assigned by the Greenlee County Assessor.
  2. It is the responsibility of the purchaser/bidder to have the property investigated fully and to know exactly what the purchaser is bidding on prior to bidding. ALL TAX DEEDED REAL PROPERTIES ARE SOLD ON AN AAS IS, WHERE IS@ BASIS, and no warranties or representations are made as to property conditions, including but not limited to, any warranties, guarantees, or representations regarding the use, usability, marketability, condition of title, boundaries, or value of any property sold, claims or liens affecting any property sold, the ability of a purchaser to obtain title insurance on any property sold, availability of water, utilities, irrigation, sewers, access, ingress, street or road maintenance, zoning, suitability for building, flood plain status, or any other physical characteristic relating to the property.
  3. Real property listed will be available at a Property Tax Deed Auction to be held upon adoption of this Resolution and then in December of each subsequent year. Location, time and date, including a list of the property being auctioned will be advertised for two weeks in the local newspaper.
  4. All properties held by the Greenlee County Board of Supervisors for sale, as agent of the State of Arizona, will be sold for no less than 100% of the back taxes and fees including a $100 administrative fee that is charged on each property and included in the sale amount.
    1. The purchaser/bidder or purchaser’s/bidder’s agent must be present at the auction in order to bid. Mail-in bids will not be accepted.
    2. Bidders must fill out a Bid Registration Form and obtain a bidder number prior to the beginning of the auction.
    3. It is the responsibility of the bidder to complete all due diligence needed to determine the condition, market value, investment value, etc. of a property prior to placing a bid. Necessary due diligence items may include, but are not limited to: (a) a satisfactory inspection of the property, and (b) the satisfactory completion of a title search.
    4. All sales shall be final. Successful bidders shall be required to pay the purchase price in full before 5:00 p.m. on the day of the sale. Failure to pay shall be forwarded to the County Attorney and Board of Supervisors to pursue all legal actions available to the County.
    5. Payment must be submitted at the time of purchase and shall be paid via cashier’s check or money order. A receipt will be issued at the time of the sale transaction. There will be NO REFUNDS.
    6. A Supervisor’s Deed will be produced, recorded and mailed to the buyer.
  5. Property that is not sold at the Tax Sale Auction will be added to the list of property not sold at previous Tax Sale Auctions and will be offered for sale on a year-round basis in accordance with the procedures below.
    1. Bidders must submit a separate bid for each property in which he is interested. Any bidder who is submitting a bid on behalf of another person or company must provide at the time the bid is submitted a Power of Attorney indicating that the bidder is authorized to bid on behalf of another. There is a non-refundable filing fee of twenty dollars ($20.00) per bid that is due upon placing a bid, and no bid will be processed unless the filing fee is paid. A bidder who is submitting bids on more than one property at the same time shall pay a non-refundable filing fee of twenty dollars ($20.00) for the first property and five dollars ($5.00) for each additional property. Payment of the filing fee shall be applied against the total sale price to be paid by the winning bidder.
    2. Upon receipt of a bid, within five (5) business days, a Public Notice that a bid on a listed property has been received and the bid shall be posted in the same location as Board of Supervisors meeting agendas for a period of two weeks allowing other bidders the opportunity to also bid. If an individual wants to bid on the same property for which another individual has already bid, he may submit a higher written bid by 5:00 p.m. the day the posting ends. No bids will be accepted after 5:00 p.m. the day the posting ends. If other bid(s) are received the following procedure will ensue the day after the posting ends:
      • A letter will be sent to all parties who have submitted a bid that will stipulate the date, time and place to be present to participate in an auction of the property of interest. If a bidder is unable to attend the bid process, he may send an agent. Prior to the start of the bidding, the agent must present a notarized Power of Attorney specifically authorizing him or her to bid on a specific property. Successful bidder shall be required to pay the purchase price in full before 5:00 p.m. on the day of the sale. Payments shall be made via cashier’s check or money order.
      • If no competing bid is received by 5:00 p.m. the day the posting ends, the property shall be sold to the sole bidder. Bidder will have two (2) business days to make payment on property via cashier’s check or money order. If payment is not received by the deadline the transaction shall become null and void and the property will be added back to the list of property available for sale.
  6. Greenlee County reserves the right to reject any and all bids.
  7. The sale of property shall be conducted administratively with the understanding that all successful bids for properties are deemed approved by the Board of Supervisors.
  8. The sale of property shall be without warranty. A title company or attorney should be consulted to obtain clear title.
  9. This policy will apply to all bids received after its date of adoption.

PASSED AND ADOPTED by the Greenlee County Board of Supervisors this 19th day of May, 2009.