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Tax Lien FAQ

When is the next Tax Lien Sale?

The sale is held every February. The actual date for the sale will be available January 1st.

Where will the sale be held?

The sale will be held at the Treasurer’s Office, 253 Fifth St., Clifton, Arizona.

What are the hours of the sale?

The sale starts at 10:00 a.m. until all parcels are offered.

Where can I obtain the list of the parcels being offered at the sale?

The parcel list will be available at the Treasurer’s Office and will be published in the County newspaper approximately 2 weeks before the sale. It can also be found on the "Current Year's - Tax Lien Sale Listing".

Can anyone bid at the sale?

You must be registered in order to bid.

How do I register to bid?

You may obtain a "Bidder Information Form" at the counter the day of the sale. The form requires your name, mailing address, phone number and Social Security Number (SSN) or a Tax ID number.

What type of payment is accepted?

Money Order, certified check, or cash; no personal checks accepted.

Does the Treasurer’s Office help in researching parcel information?

No. The bidder must conduct any research on potential purchases.

Are there any fees associated with the purchase of a lien?

Yes. There is a $5.00 assignment fee, a $5.00 investor fee, and a $10.00 Certificate of Purchase (CP) fee.

When will I receive my certificate?

The Treasurer’s Office no longer issues a paper Certificate. Instead, a receipt will be issued.

What is the foreclosure process and will the County handle the foreclosure process for a fee?

You may begin the foreclosure proceedings three years from the date of the tax lien sale. It is recommended that you seek an attorney. The attorney will give you the cost and time involved. The Treasurer's Office no longer facilitates the forclosure process. Upon submission of a judgement from Superior Court, the County Treasurer will issue a Treasurer's Deed. Please contact the Office for additional information.

Does your county hold a deed/land sale in addition to a tax lien sale?

Yes, please contact the Greenlee County Board of Supervisors at 928-865-2072.

Greenlee County Government
Treasurer’s Office
Diane Berube, Treasurer
253 Fifth St
P.O. Box 1227
Clifton, AZ 85533

Normal Business Hours:
Monday - Friday,
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Phone: (928) 865-3422
Fax: (928) 865-4417

Diane Berube, Treasurer
Lydia Randle, Chief Deputy

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County Seal Use

A.R.S. 11-251.17 Use of county seal restricted; cease and desist order; violation; classification

A. A person may use, display or otherwise employ any facsimile, copy, likeness, imitation or other resemblance of the county seal only after obtaining the approval of the board of supervisors of that county. The board of supervisors may grant a certificate of approval on application by any person showing good cause for the use of the county seal for a proper purpose. No person other than a county department may use the county seal for the purpose of advertising or promoting the sale of any article of merchandise within this state or for promoting any other commercial purpose. The board of supervisors may adopt rules for the use of the county seal or any facsimile, copy, likeness, imitation or other resemblance of the county seal, including rules for the use of the county seal for official county business. B. If the county maintains a website, it shall display on its website the adopted seal and the text of subsection A of this section. C. The board of supervisors shall issue a cease and desist order to any person who is in violation of this section. If the person fails to comply with the cease and desist order, the person is guilty of a class 3 misdemeanor.