FAQs

Treasurer

  • What equipment and software will I need?

    No special equipment or software is needed for the sale. To participate in the auction bidders must have access to the internet. For those without internet access the Treasurer's Office will have computers available for use at the Adams County Government Center, 4430 South Adams County Parkway, 2nd Floor, Suite C2436, Brighton, CO 80601.

  • Is training available for the auction software and how do I get it?

    Please visit www.adams.coloradotaxsale.com for a list of available training dates and locations. Dates and locations will be announced after October 4, 2017. Telephone support is also available by contacting the Realauction toll free customer support center at 877.361.7325.
    **All Dates Subject to Change. **

  • How much does it cost to enter the auction?

    There is no fee to participate. However, each bidder must place a deposit equal to 10% of the total dollar amount of liens they anticipate winning. Deposits must be submitted on the website by 2 p.m. MST on October 31, 2017. For example: If a bidder anticipates winning $100,000 in tax liens, he/she must deposit $10,000 with the Treasurer. Deposits may be entered beginning October 16, 2017, when the advertising list for the current year's auction becomes available on the website.
    **All Dates Subject to Change. **

  • What happens if I exhaust my deposit while I still have active bids?

    Bids remaining WILL NOT be placed. Deposits must be authorized on the website no later than 2 p.m. MST, October 31, 2017.
    **All Dates Subject to Change. **

  • How do I pay for my security deposit and liens purchased?

    Security deposits and payments for liens won can be made using the ACH payment wizard on the auction website.

  • How do I get started?

    Visit www.adams.coloradotaxsale.com to register for a new account or to re-register your existing account starting October 7, 2015. Click on the "Register" button. The step by step wizard will guide you through the registration process. **All Dates Subject to Change. **

  • What is a Batch?

    The liens being advertised are sold individually. However, in order to make the bidding process more manageable, the liens are divided into groups called "batches" consisting of approximately 500 liens each.

  • When can I start bidding?

    You may begin entering your bids for any or all batches after registering starting October 7, 2015. This preliminary time prior to the sale is available so you may research properties and select properties of your choosing and the amount of premium you are willing to pay. You may modify your bids up to the closing hour of a batch on the closing day of the sale, November 6, 2015. **All Dates Subject to Change. **

  • When does the auction start and end?

    You may register and bid after the sale site opens on October 7, 2015. All items in Batch 1 will end on November 6, 2015 at 9 a.m. MST. Each subsequent batch will end on the hour until 4 p.m. MST when the auction officially closes. If you are "live" on your computer November 6, 2015, you will know what you have purchased at the end of each hour and may adjust your bids on any future batches. Please be aware that approximately the last two batches are mobile homes and you should carefully research these before bidding. **All Dates Subject to Change.**

  • Can other participants see my bids?

    No.