California housing auctions

California Foreclosure Auctions and Tax Sales

Find foreclosed homes at auction near you in California, including Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, and more. Learn about the foreclosure process in California [PDF].

These real estate auctions in CA are open to the public and it is free to view the listings and auction information. Some use online auctions while others will auction property at the courthouse.

Remember: It is very important to fully research the properties on auction that you are interested in bidding on. This includes the title history and also any other possible liens. Foreclosure auctions can be very risky for inexperienced buyers. However, with the proper due diligence, they can offer an opportunity to spend less.

These links are city and county websites in California that list foreclosed real estate up for auction and also tax sales for properties with tax liens. Smaller counties tend to have auctions much less frequently, so you may need to check back later to see if they have updated their auction listings.


Housing Auctions California: Search for Foreclosures, Tax Sales, Sheriff Sales

Alameda County CA Sheriff’s Sale Notices
Oakland, CA 94612

Calaveras County Sheriff Sales

Colusa County, CA Sheriff Sales Colusa, CA 95932

County of Los Angeles – Tax Default Properties – Foreclosure Auction

Fresno County Sheriff’s Sale of Real Property Kingsburg, CA 93631

Napa County California Sheriff’s Sales Sale Terms [PDF]

Orange County California – Property Auctions Santa Ana, CA 92701

Riverside County California Sheriff Auctions Riverside, CA 92501

Santa Barbara County Sheriff Sales of Real and Personal Property Santa Barbara, CA 93110

San Bernardino County Sheriff – Property Sales San Bernardino, California 92415

San Bernardino County Tax Collector Auction

San Francisco Public Auction – Tax Default Housing Auction

Santa Clara County – Public Auction of Tax Defaulted Properties San Jose, CA 95110

Santa Clara County California – Sheriff’s Auctions

Santa Cruz County, CA – Tax Lien Foreclosure Property Auction

San Diego County Real Property Sales San Diego, CA 92123

San Diego Online Property Tax Auction

San Mateo County Sheriff’s Sales

Shasta County, CA – Tax Auction

Santa Barbara Property Tax Sale

County of Ventura, California – Online Public Property Auctions – Tax Sales

Yuba County, CA – Tax Collector Auction Marysville, CA 95901


Listings are updated frequently, so check back for recent updates on auction sites. These free public auctions include foreclosures, private properties, tax liens, sheriff sales, and surplus property.

Contact the auction location you wish to visit to verify eligibility and what documentation will be required.

See Also: Foreclosures and real estate auctions in Oregon, Nevada, and Arizona.

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