California Live Bidding and Reports

This article only applies to California live bidding. Other states may have a different type of live bidding. The Live Bidding page will be available when the live bidding begins for that specific county. For upcoming auction times and dates, please check out our Upcoming Auctions page. The county tax sale will auction parcels one at a time and will have a certain amount of time on bid clock per parcel and no clock reset. Also, live bidding will continue until all parcels are auctioned off. This typically excludes weekends and holidays.

Follow these steps to bid during the live auction:

1. Log in and click on the Live Bidding tab

2. Wait for the parcel you want to bid on to come up for auction

3. Place your Max Overbid amount in the "Place Bid" box (bid increments may vary from county to county)

4. Another option is to add $100 to the current overbid amount with the "+$100 Quick Bid" button (bid increments may vary from county to county)

5. View your screen to see if you are winning or if you have been outbid.

6. The total purchase amount would be the current winning overbid + the face value amount.

7. If GovEase is taking payments for a certain county, you can make a payment by going to "My Account" then click "My Payments". On that page, you can click Choose Option then click Make Payment. Then follow instructions on the screen. If wire transfers are allowed and you want to make a wire transfer, please email us at, to obtain wire instructions.


Reports You have three options under "Reports."

1.  Bidder Bid Detail: This would be a summary of the pre-bids you set before it goes live.

2.  Bidder Purchase Detail: This would be a summary of all the parcels you won.

3.  Completed Auctions: This would be a summary of all parcels that have been auctioned off.

This video is a guide on live bidding and reports:

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