Weber County Tax Sale:May 25, 2023, 10:00 am (MST)
Weber Center, Commission Chambers 1st Floor
2380 Washington Blvd., Ogden, UT 84401
Registration begins at 9:00 am (MST)
Forms & Information:
- List of Properties for the 2023 Tax Sale
- Bidder Information Packet
- Bidder Registration Form
- Unsold Properties Struck Off to the County
A Tax Sale is the public auction of any real property with taxes that have been delinquent for four years from the final tax payment deadline (five years including by the date of the sale).
Where can I find a list of properties up for sale?
The Tax Sale listing is published on our website and in the Standard Examiner four weeks before the date of the Tax Sale and is updated weekly. Also, please see the List of Properties For Sale page.
When will the next Tax Sale be held?
Weber County typically holds its annual Tax Sale the Thursday before Memorial Day. This may be subject to change, and the date is usually decided in January.
Once the date and location of the next Tax Sale has been finalized, that information is found at the top of this page.
Bidders are encouraged to review the Bidder Information Packet and arrive with a Bidder Registration Form filled out and ready to turn in. Weber County will have blank forms available on the day of the tax sale.
Where is the Tax Sale held?
Commission Chambers, 1st Floor (just inside the main entrance)
2380 Washington Blvd.
Ogden, UT 84401
Can a property be redeemed (taxes paid) before the sale?
Delinquent property may be redeemed on behalf of the recorded owner by any person at any time prior to the final Tax Sale. All property redeemed within three weeks prior to the Tax Sale must be redeemed through the County Treasurer in cash or bank certified funds. A person redeeming the delinquent property must pay to the Treasurer the total delinquent amount including taxes, interest, penalties and administrative costs.
Partial payments will not redeem a property. By law, any payments are applied to the most recent tax year first, which means the oldest taxes due are the last to be paid. This ensures that a property is brought current at least once every five years.
How do I bid on a property at the Tax Sale?
You may register as a bidder for the Tax Sale the morning of the Tax Sale by submitting a Bidder Registration Form. You will be issued a bidder number that you will use for bidding at the Tax Sale. Bidders must appear in person to bid on a property. Please carefully review the Bidder Information Packet.
If I win the bid on a property, what kind of title do I receive? How does that affect any liens on the property?
Buyer Beware! All properties sold during the tax sale will be conveyed by a tax deed. A tax deed is not a warranty deed and Weber County makes no warranties or representations as to the title or other attributes of the property. If you purchase property through the tax sale, you do so at your own risk.
For example, the County does not guarantee or represent:
a. That the property will not be subject to later redemption by the IRS or other governmental agency;
b. That the property is not involved in current litigation or won’t be involved in future litigation;
c. That the property is suitable for habitation, building, or development;
d. That the property complies with zoning laws;
e. That the assessment or description of the property is accurate; or
f. Anything else. You buy at your own risk.
We recommend that you consult with a real estate attorney regarding the possible outcome of any lien disputes or other pre-existing claims against the property.
What form of payment is accepted? Is a financing plan available?
The successful bidder on a parcel must pay the full amount to the Weber County Treasurer in cash or with bank certified funds. There is no financing available through Weber County.
If the amount of the sale is less than $2,000, the Treasurer may accept a personal check as a deposit at the time of the Tax Sale with the understanding that cash or bank certified funds for the entire amount of the sale will be paid to the County Treasurer by 5:00 p.m. on the day of the sale.
If the amount of the sale exceeds $2,000, the successful bidder must pay a non-refundable deposit of $1,000 cash or bank certified funds on the day of the sale, with the balance due and payable to the County Treasurer by 5:00 p.m. within five (5) business days from the day of the sale.
When will I get the deed to the property I bought at the Tax Sale?
We will mail a Tax Deed to the new owner within thirty days after the sale is ratified by the County Commission.
What happens to the properties not sold at the Tax Sale?
Any property unsold at the Tax Sale, and which is not in the public interest to be re-certified to a subsequent sale, shall become county property. If you would like information on property owned by Weber County, please see our Unsold Properties page.
What happens when property is sold at the Tax Sale for more than the total amount due to the county?
The person who was the recorded owner of the property before the tax sale typically receives any sale funds in excess of the amount for delinquent taxes, penalties, interest, and administrative fees. The prior owner must contact the Weber County Treasurer to claim any excess funds. Any money not claimed by an owner will be forwarded to the State Treasurer and treated as unclaimed property under Title 67.
Where can I find the results of a previous Tax Sale?
You can review information from previous tax sales here:
Where can I find information on unclaimed excess/overage funds from tax sales?
Weber County doesn’t compile or maintain a record of excess funds from tax sales. Utah Records law (63G-2-201(8)) states that we need not create such records to fulfill a request. However, you can compile that information yourself from sources that we do make publicly available.Amount of Sale
You can find the amount a tax sale property was sold for on this page. Click on the question: “Where can I find the results of a previous Tax Sale?”
That will open a list of parcels sold at tax sale since 2004. Those lists will show the starting bid, which is the amount retained by the county, and ending bid. The amount in excess will be the difference between the starting and ending bid.
You can learn the ownership history of a property through this page: https://www3.co.weber.ut.us/psearch/
Enter the parcel number for any property you are interested in. There is a wealth of information available through that page.
Once you are in the screen for the property, click on the “Tax History” tab, scroll down to section “2. Property Values” and click “View All Years.” That will show you the owner for as far back as you need to go.
The Utah State Treasurer invites anyone interested in unclaimed funds to visit their website: https://mycash.utah.gov/
You may use their website to conduct specific searches or find other public information about claiming property. Dollar amounts are considered “private” under section 63G-2-302(2)(b) and (2)(d) of the state’s Government Records Access and Management Act, and cannot be provided.
Note that Utah regulates the use of any of this information that may result in a finder’s fee. You can learn more about Fee Finders here: https://mycash.utah.gov/app/finder-info
- Weber County makes no warranties or representations as to the title or other attributes of the property. If you purchase property, you do so at your own risk.
- For example, the County does not guarantee or represent:
- That the property will not be subject to later redemption by the IRS or other governmental agency;
- That the property is not involved in current litigation or won’t be involved in future litigation;
- That the property is suitable for habitation, building, or development;
- That the property complies with zoning laws;
- That the assessment or description of the property is accurate; or
- Anything else. You buy at your own risk.
It is extremely important for each bidder to research the property. The addresses listed on the tax sale list are the property owner's mailing address and not necessarily the property address. The below links are provided for help in researching parcels.
A lot of information is on the Weber County website regarding property size, past taxes, and ownership at: https://www3.co.weber.ut.us/psearch/
An approximate image of the property is available on the interactive map at: https://www3.co.weber.ut.us/gis/maps/gizmo2/index.html
The Weber County Recorder/Surveyor’s office has information regarding past ownership and liens. You can look on their website at: https://www.webercountyutah.gov/Recorder_Surveyor/ or go into their office at 2380 Washington Blvd, Suite 370, Ogden UT 84401