Office of the Washoe County Treasurer

Personal Property Tax Sales

  • How Do I Get Information On The Properties To Be Auctioned?

    Your search may include, but not limited to, the County Recorder's records, State of Nevada Manufactured Housing Division's records, and the Nevada Secretary of State.

  • Should I Investigate Before I Bid?

    It is the responsibility of the prospective buyers to conduct their own research prior to the auction and to make a personal inspection of the property to determine suitability.

    The County makes no representation or claims as to the fitness for purpose, ingress/egress, conditions, covenants or restrictions.  The County's sole interest is the recovery of all delinquent taxes, penalties, interest and costs.

  • What Is The Minimum Bid?

    The minimum bid is the amount equal to the delinquent taxes, penalties, interest, and cost.

  • What If A Property Does Not Sell At The Auction?

    If a property does not sell, it will be offered at the next annual auction.  Properties are not sold over the counter.

  • If I Pay The Taxes, Will The Property Transfer To My Name?

    No, if you are not the owner, you must bid for the property through auction.
  • Must I be Present to Bid?

    Yes, you must be present to bid.
  • Is There A Redemption Period?

    There is no redemption period on property acquired through the tax auction.

  • What Type Of Document Is Issued When The Sale Is Completed?

    A Certificate of Sale, Statement of Taxes, Penalties, and Cost and a Statement of Final Disposition of the Proceeds.

  • When Are the Washoe County Treasurer Personal Property Auctions Held?

    The Treasurer's Office conducts mobile home auctions annually, usually in June.  The date, time, and location of the auction are available in May.  The information is available on our website or by calling our office.

    Commercial Personal Property auction times and dates vary and will be listed on our website.

  • When is Payment Required?

    A $100 non-refundable deposit is due for any successful bid and the remaining balance is due in full by 12:00pm the next working day.

    Only cash, cashier's check, certified check and/or money orders are accepted for payment.

  • When Can I Register To Bid?

    Registration is conducted the day of the auction at no cost.  A valid driver's license or I.D. is required.  All bidders must arrive and be in the registration line by 9:45 am to be eligible to register and receive a bidder number and instruction prior to the start of the auction.

    Prospective bidders who arrive after the 9:45am deadline will not be registered or allowed to bid. 

    The auction is scheduled to begin at 10:00am.  In the event bidders are still being registered, the auction will begin when all eligible bidders have been registered and are seated.

  • Which Properties Will Be Sold At Auction?

    A list of mobile home properties is available in May each year.

    The property owner has up to the start of the auction to pay the taxes and prevent the sale of their property.  The properties listed may be paid and therefore not sold at auction.

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