Tax Sale Information

Tax Sale Objective

The Tax Sale is designed to best protect the financial interests of the delinquent property owner while also meeting the needs of local governments to collect delinquent property taxes.

Tax Sale Basics

On or about March 16th of each year, the County Treasurer files a “Tax Sale Listing” with the County Auditor of parcels of real property which have unpaid property taxes which have been delinquent for over four years. Properties may be removed from this list by paying the delinquent property taxes to the County Treasurer at any time prior to the tax sale. The Auditor offers for sale properties remaining on the list on the day of the sale.

The 2014 Tax Sale will be held on May 22, 2014, at 8:30 a.m. in the Council Chambers of the Salt Lake County Government Center, 2001 S. State Street, Room N1100.

To understand how the tax sale works, please read the Tax Sale Procedures & Rules. Also, for the relevant laws governing the tax sale, please review Title 59, Chapter 2, Part 13 of the Utah Code and Chapter 3.65 of Salt Lake County’s Code of Ordinances.