2023 Tax Deed Land Sale

Welcome to Cochise County’s Online Tax Deed Land Sale. Beginning Monday, September 11, 2023 and ending Friday, September 22, 2023, the Cochise County Board of Supervisors will hold its online auction. This is a sale of real estate within the county held by the state by tax deed. Specified units will be made available for public sale through an online auction pursuant to A.R.S.§42-18:303, et.seq. and can be viewed at www.publicsurplus.com. Under “Browse Auctions Within Area” Select Region: Arizona and Select Agency: Cochise County Board of Supervisors’ Office. All sales will be consummated at the time of public auction.

Please select the files below to view the list of units, terms and conditions.

View Interactive Map: locate properties and research unit information.

Online Sales -Terms and Conditions

Before You Buy

1. All units are sold on an "as-is" basis. Note: Some units contain multiple parcels. To ensure that all potential bidders have access to the same information, submit all questions in the question section within the auction for the property you are interested in, through the Public Surplus website, https://www.publicsurplus.com/. Questions will not be answered on the phone or via email. Units failing to meet applicable zoning regulations may be ineligible for building permits.

2. No warranties or representations are made as to property conditions, including, but not limited to availability of water, utilities, irrigation, sewers, access, ingress, street or road maintenance, zoning, applicability of a subdivision plat, suitability for building, flood plain status, or any other physical characteristic relating to the property. Bidders are responsible for making these determinations.

3. Certain title companies may, at their discretion, refrain from offering title insurance for these units in connection with a re-sale. Potential buyers are advised to consult with their title companies or legal advisers regarding this issue. All sales are final. No refunds will be issued.

4. Board staff is unable to provide advice or answer questions regarding specific parcels on the list.

Notice of Award. Successful bidders will receive a Notice of Award by email from PublicSurplus.com

Payment. PayMac, a third-party payment processing company, receives payments for Cochise County Board of Supervisors. Payment for an awarded bid must be received within five (5) business days after the Notice of Award of the successful bid. If payment is not timely received, the Board of Supervisors may cancel the sale and accept the next highest bid or put the unit up for auction. (Also see Administrative Fee)

Payment may only be made online by credit card, or by wire transfer. NO CASH, CHECKS, OR MONEY ORDERS WILL BE ACCEPTED. If you choose to pay with a credit card, please follow the instructions below. The credit card limit per transaction is $4,000.00. For payments larger than this amount, follow the instructions listed under Wire Transfers.

Payment by Credit Card

Login to the Public Surplus site. Click on "My Stuff" and then click on "Past Bids". Click on the description of the auction and then click on "Pay Online" link located on the right hand side of the screen. Follow the steps to complete the transaction. A receipt will be emailed to you once the payment has cleared.

Partial Payment

There will be NO partial payments allowed for an auction. All auctions must be paid in full according to the specified payment process. For example, you WILL NOT be able to pay partially for an auction by Credit Card and pay the remainder by another payment method, such as a wire transfer.

Wire Transfers:

For payments over $4,000.00, a Wire Transfer is required. If you need to do a wire transfer, please email support at buyersupport@publicsurplus.com asking for wire instructions or request the instructions via live chat. These instructions will be emailed to you. Please follow them exactly to allow for prompt payment.

Deeds. Within 60 days after the sale is complete and all payments received, the Board of Supervisors will execute, record and deliver to the purchaser a deed conveying the title of the state in and to the purchased property free of all liens (existing easements remain). Back taxes due on the parcels purchased at the auction will be eliminated when the new deed is recorded. NOTE: The current year and future taxes on the parcel are the responsibility of the purchaser. For the purpose of recordation of the deed, deeds will be issued in the name(s) of the successful bidder as indicated on the Bidder/Deed Information Form.

Administrative Fee. A $25 Administrative Fee will be added to the final sale price of each auction.

Buyers Premium: A Buyers Premium of 8% will be added to the final sale price with a $1 minimum charge per auction for payment collections. This premium if applicable will be visible during the bidding process and added to the total bid.

Default. Default shall include (1) failure to observe these terms and conditions; (2) failure to make good and timely payment; or (3) failure to remove all items within the specified time. Default may result in termination of the bid contract and suspension from participation in all future sales until the default has been cured. If payment is not timely received, the Board of Supervisors may cancel the sale and accept the next highest bid or put the unit up for auction.

Acceptance of Terms and Conditions. By submitting a bid, the bidder agrees that the bidder has read, fully understood and accepted these Terms and Conditions of Online Sales, and agrees to pay for the property, if the bid is accepted, by the dates and times specified.