Gila County Tax Lien Auction this Wednesday, February 22

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GLOBE – Gila County will hold its 2023 Tax Lien Sale on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at the Gila County Courthouse, 1400 E. Ash Street, Globe.

Doors open at 8 a.m. and bidders may register in person until 8:45 a.m. The auction will begin promptly at 9 a.m.

The sale takes about three hours, which includes time to answer questions as well as for bidders to complete various forms.

Each bidder is required to complete and sign a 2023 W-9 form prior to the sale and a bidder form, which can be found on the Treasurer’s Office page of the county website, Click on Tax Lien Information/FAQ” on the left-hand side of the page.

Bidders may also pre-register by returning the completed forms to Vise Palmer at

The complete list of tax liens is published on the Treasurer’s page of the county website,; in Gila County’s authorized publication, and in the classified ad section of

With about 800 parcels, a higher number is listed this year as, normally, by the auction date there are about 500 to offer.

Parcels on the block can be found across the county and run the gamut from $15.14 to $12,320, which is the highest tax lien on the list.

Please keep in mind that bidders bid on an interest rate—not on the amount of taxes on the property. The successful bidder becomes a silent lien holder, not the owner of the parcel, and may not contact the owners nor go onto the property.

Successful bidders for a tax lien will need to pay cash or a cashier’s check at the time of the sale.
Transactions are handled by the county Treasurer’s Office.

Successful bidders will need to pay a nonrefundable $10 fee for each tax lien, as well as a $10 nonrefundable taxpayer information fee and a nonrefundable $30 recording fee on each certificate purchased.

During this annual tax lien sale, Treasurer’s Office staff will adhere to social distancing and health guidelines.

Due to limited seating, serious bidders only, please.