About County Tax Sale App

CountyTaxSaleApp.org

We allow investors to research, purchase and get notified for monthly Harris County Tax Auctions. The Harris County Tax Auction is a live auction that takes place on the first Tuesday of every month from 10:00am to 4:00 pm. Properties are auctioned off by the eight (8) Constables simultaneously. There are two types of sales:
  • Tax Sales
  • Tax Resales

Tax Sales

A property will be offered for sale by a Constable at a Tax Auction if there are delinquent property taxes owed that were taken to judgment.

Tax Resales

When a property does not receive at least the minimum bid at a first tax sale, it may be “struck off” to the taxing entity that initiated the sale. A new deed is filed, reflecting the change in ownership to the purchasing taxing unit. Usually, the property is posted for resale at a later date.

Pre Auction

Browse Properties
Create an Alert
Approach homeowners

Pre Auction

Browse Properties

Now, the fun begins! Your County Tax Sale App account gives you access to hundreds of tax sale properties coming up for next auction. There are multiple ways to find tax sale properties. Find properties using "Properties Near You". This will allow you to locate properties using your device location services. "Find Properties By Precinct" will allow you to locate properties by Precinct, zip code, partial address etc.

Create an Alert

When you find a property that you like, save it by clicking on the heart on the Search Results Page. This will save each property to your Favorites or to your bucket. You can chose to receive near real-time text or email alerts if there is a cancellation. You can also download all the properties in your Favorites to a csv or excel file.

Approach homeowners

Once you have narrowed down the properties you are interested in, you can approach the homeowners and offer them to pay their delinquent taxes in consideration of interest payment or deed in lieu.

Auction Day

Auction Date and Time
Auction Address
Bid on a Property

Auction day

Auction Date and Time

Harris County Tax Sales are held first Tuesday of each month from 10:00am to 4:00 pm.

Auction Address

Bayou City Event Center, 9401 Knight Road, Houston, TX 77045.

Notification

HarrWatch out for your text or email alerts sent by CountyTaxSaleApp.org because some properties in your Favorites could have been cancelled if they were paid off by another investor or homeowner themselves.

Bid on a Property

Obtain a bidder card from the desk at the auction. This bidder card will allow you to bid for any constable or precinct. You can bid on multiple properties.

Bring your Payment

You must pay for the property at the time of sale. Only cash or certified funds (cashier’s checks) are accepted. Certified checks should be made payable to the selling Constable precinct. Alternatively, certified checks may be made payable to the buyer, and then endorsed over to the selling Constable precinct.

Winning Bidder

Receipt of Sale
Deed
Redemption Period

Winning bidder

Receipt of Sale

Make sure you collect a receipt from the Constable after payment is made

Deed

The successful bidder on a property will be issued a Constable’s Deed within 4 to 6 weeks after the auction date. The name indicated below the Registrant’s Name on your bidder card will be the name appearing on the new Constable’s Deed.

Redemption Period

Most properties sold at Tax Sale are subject to the defendant’s right of redemption. If the defendant in the tax suit wants to redeem their property, they must contact the purchaser. If the defendant is unable to locate the purchaser or agree with them on the redemption amount, they may tender a Redemption Affidavit along with the redemption amount to the Tax Assessor-Collector. If the redemption tender is accepted, a Receipt for Redemption is issued to the defendant to file with the County Clerk. (See Tax Code Ch. 34 Subchapter B). For HAM (Homestead, Agriculture or Mineral Rights) the right to redemption is 2 years, else it’s 6 months.
County Tax Sale App (CTSA)