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1450 Court St., Suite 227
Redding, CA 96001

Phone: (530) 225-5511
Fax: (530) 245-6488
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Excess Proceeds

Excess proceeds from the sale of tax-defaulted property is defined as any amount that exceeds one hundred fifty dollars ($150.00) after tax and assessment liens and costs of the sale have been satisfied.

The California Revenue and Taxation Code, Section 4675, states, in part (paraphrased): Parties of Interest and their order of priority are:

  1. First, lien holders of record prior to the recordation of the tax deed to the purchaser in the order of their priority.
  2. Then, any person with title of record to all or any portion of the property prior to the recordation of the tax deed to the purchaser.

If you consider yourself to be a party of interest in the sale of tax-defaulted property as defined above, mail the completed claim form not later than one year from the date the tax deed is recorded, otherwise the claim cannot be considered, along with "original" information and proof which would establish your rights to:

Lori J. Scott, Tax Collector
Attn: Excess Proceeds
P.O. Box 991830
Redding, CA 96099-1830

If you prefer to have an agent file your claim for you or if you should decide to sell your claim (often referred to as "assignment") so that the purchaser of the claim may receive the funds, please complete an Assignment which must be filed not later than one year from the date the tax deed is recorded otherwise the claim cannot be considered.


Read the claim instructions (Excess Proceeds Policy) completely before submitting any claims. In order to receive consideration by the county, claims must be received BEFORE THE EXPIRATION OF ONE YEAR following the date of the recording of the deed to the purchaser. There are no exceptions to the one-year period to file a claim. Following review by County Counsel, the claim will either be approved or denied. Once a determination has been made notice will be sent to each claimant advising the amount of excess proceeds awarded to each claimant. After 90 days the Auditor-Controller will issue a county check in payment.




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