Purchasing Procedures

Procedures For Purchasing State Tax Deed & Proprietary Properties

  1. Review the listing of properties carefully. It is recommended that prior to the purchase of a parcel, you view the property and become knowledgeable thereof. Remember that the parcels are sold on an "As Is, Where Is" basis; that no warranties nor representations are made as to property conditions, including, but not limited to, availability of water, utilities, irrigation, sewers, access, ingress, street or road maintenance, zoning, suitability for building, flood plain status, or any other physical characteristic relating to the property.
  2. Maps are available for free online through the Pinal County Assessor Parcel Search or a DVD may be purchased that contains current parcel maps. For more information regarding Assessor data pricing, payment method, format, and delivery please contact the Assessor's CAMA division.
  3. After you have selected a parcel(s) to bid on, please complete the top part of the Bid Form for State Tax Deed Property (PDF). The bottom half of the form is completed by Pinal County. Remember to date and sign the bid form and also to show to whom you want the deed made out. The person submitting the bid and person named on the deed can be different.
  4. Your bid amount can be no less than the minimum bid listed for the parcel. Acceptable forms of payment include cash, money order or cashier's check. If submitting bid by mail, please do not send cash through the mail. Money Orders or Cashiers checks should be made payable to: Pinal County
  5. After your bid is received, it will be scheduled before the next Pinal County Board of Supervisors (BOS) meeting. The BOS usually meets twice a month on Wednesdays. It usually takes two weeks to get placed on the agenda. At the board meeting, the BOS formally accepts the bid. After the bid is accepted by the BOS, the deed is prepared and sent to the Pinal County Recorders office to be recorded. This process takes about two to three weeks. After the deeds are recorded, they are mailed out to the property owner. Overall, the process of purchasing a parcel takes about four to six weeks to complete.