The successful bidder may take possession of a property after the Tax Deed to Purchaser has been recorded. However, most title companies will not insure the title until one year after the tax sale deed is recorded. Quiet title action may be needed. Legal action to challenge a tax sale must be brought within one year of the recording of the tax deed. The deed conveys title to the purchaser free of all encumbrances of any kind existing before the sale, except:
The County Recorder will mail the original deed to the purchaser after recording, usually within four to six weeks. * Note: The County assumes no liability for any other possible liens, encumbrances or easements, recorded or not recorded. When property is sold at Public Auction on which the IRS holds a tax lien, the United States has the right of redemption for 120 days from the date of such sale ((USC Title 26 Sec. 7425(d) and Revenue and Taxation Code Section 3712(g)). The IRS will pay the actual amount paid for the property by the bidder, plus a specified rate of interest from the date of the sale, plus the expense of sale that exceed any income received from the property.