In State Info by TSL Admin

Primary Sale Type: Tax Lien Certificate
Secondary Type(s): Tax Deed
Sale Date(s): Annually: February
Bid Type: Bidding-Down-Interest
Rate of Return: 16% per annum - maximum interest (Liens)
Redemption Period: 3 years from date of sale (Liens)
Over-the-Counter: Liens
Statute Section(s): Arizona Revised Statutes - Title 42, CH 18
State Website:

State Overview:

There are 14 counties in the state of Arizona.

County Directory

The two most populous areas in Arizona are Maricopa (3,990,000+) and Pima (1,003,000+) County.

Search Demographics:

Arizona is a Tax Lien Certificate state, but also offers Tax Deeds in select counties through the County Board of Supervisors.. Tax sales are held annually in the month of February. Many of the counties make the lists available / hold auctions online and provide online resources for researching. OTC sales are available from March to December.

Auction Process / Redemption:

Tax sales are held either online or at public oral auctions, depending on the county. Investors will need to register prior to the auction. Upon registration investors will be given a bidding number which will be used in the auction. Tax Liens are purchased with a 3 year redemption period and a 16% maximum interest rate of return annually. Certificate sales use the 'Bid Down Interest' system to determine the winner at auction.

State Resources:

Resource Description Instructions and Additional Information
Cochise County Treasurer Website Links to each of the 14 other county treasurers' sites. Click the county name to go to the treasurer's website.
Arizona Attorney Mark Manoil's Website Addresses and phone numbers for each treasurer in Arizona. Scroll down on the page to locate the desired county/treasurer.