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The 2020 Weld County Tax Sale will be held on Friday, October 30, 2020 with an interest rate of 9% annual. Thank you to all that participated in the 2019 tax sale. A list of certificates that are available for purchase is posted on the right, under Over the Counter Tax Liens.

General Information
  • The 2020 Weld County Tax Sale will be held on Friday, October 30, 2020.
  • Our Tax Lien Sale is conducted with the goal of fairness and efficiency in mind. Questions or comments regarding the sale should be directed to RealAuction at 1-877-361-7325 or E-Mailed to
  • An annual Tax Lien Sale is held to collect the unpaid taxes. These taxes are purchased by investors and become a lien against the property. The investor in turn earns interest on the tax liens against these properties. The interest amount (paid on the tax lien, but not on the premium) is determined on September 1 each year and is nine percent above the federal discount rate (rounded up). The interest rate each year will be set on September 1st. The amount of the individual tax lien(s) purchased includes the amount of tax, delinquent interest, advertising, internet auction, and certificate fees. Generally a successful bidder pays a premium price above the tax liens that are sold in order to purchase a tax lien certificate.
  • Three weeks prior to the tax sale, a list of the properties that have the potential to go to sale will be available to view at RealAuction. This list is updated daily up to the tax sale date.
  • It should be noted that the property owner may redeem the property from the tax lien certificate holder at any time subsequent to the tax lien sale and up to the issuance of a Treasurer’s Deed.
  • Per Colorado State Statute C.R.S. 39-11-151 no tax lien shall be sold to county officials or employees or to a member of the immediate family of such individuals.
  • Should you have a question regarding other aspects of tax liens please call the Treasurer’s Office at (970) 400-3290

All potential bidders must register before the sale date which is the official start of the sale. Registration will be made online at The registration will include the completion of an IRS required W-9 form as well as ACH depository requirements and acceptance of a “buyer beware” document. Further details of the registration process are available on the website. At the time of registration you will be asked to complete an ACH authorization so that when you start your bidding you will be able to make a deposit of a minimum of 10% of what you plan to spend for tax liens and subsequently so that you can make payments for the tax liens purchased. We encourage you to register as soon as the delinquent property tax list is available as you can then research the properties and make a determination of a bid.

Internet Training Session

Annually Realauction will conduct training sessions which will be posted on the Realauction site. The class(s) will be held over the internet and will be offered by Realauction.

Element of Risk

Although The treasurer’s office makes significant effort to be aware of potential problem liens and withhold them from sale, ultimately the sale is a "BUYER BEWARE SALE" as there is an element of risk inherent in the purchase of tax liens. Please conduct your own investigation in order to reduce the risk. Details of the property are accessible through the auction website.

Lien Redemption

An email will be sent to the investor with a Certificate of Redemption for the redeemed properties and funds are sent via ACH on Friday for the prior weeks redemptions.

Prior Year Tax Lien Sale Information

Tax Lien Sale Date

10/31/2016 10/31/2017 10/31/2018   10/31/2019
Tax Lien Sale Date

10/31/2016 10/31/2017 10/31/2018   10/31/2019

10% 11%  12%  12%
Certificates Sold

747 799  811  757
Average Premium

7.29% 6.90%  6.25%  7.23%
Total Amount Sold

$1,244,780.25 $1,062,502.06  $1,452,723.90  $1,522,100.65

Weld County Tax Sale

Tax Sale Presentation

Over the Counter Tax Liens

Weld County - County Held Liens October 2020

If you are interested in purchasing any of these liens, please contact Tisha or Linda at (970) 400-3290


Weld County Treasurer &
Public Trustee

1400 N. 17th Avenue
P.O. Box 458
Greeley, CO 80632

Phone: (970) 400-3290
Fax: (970) 304-6435

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

South County Residents

Phone: (720) 652-4200 x 3290

Property Tax Investors & Treasurer's Deeds

Linda Markley