Certificates of Purchase, evidence of purchased liens for delinquent property taxes, are sold by Arizona's county treasurers. Also known as "CPs", Arizona tax liens provide up to 16% interest and the opportunity to foreclose on Arizona real estate.
This website is dedicated to providing useful and valuable information, ideas, and updates concerning Arizona property tax liens.
New on CPexchange.com - Mastering the 30-Day Notice of Intent to Foreclose – How to Maximize Profits and Minimize Waste in Preparing the Pre-Litigation Notice for an Arizona Property Tax Lien Foreclosure, by Mark L. Manoil.
All too often easily avoided mistakes can cause the tax lien investor to have to defend legal foreclosure at great expense, sometimes more than the value of the tax parcel itself! Since the pre-litigation notice requirement was first imposed in 1994, I have developed a system to master the notice process. This report explains the “5 Ws” of preparing the pre-litigation notice as a strong foundation for the tax foreclosure action (and Treasurer’s Deed) that follows. See more.
- Download the Arizona Property Tax Lien Primer, newly updated for 2009 .
If you're not already familiar with how the Arizona lien system for collection of property taxes works, the Primer will provide a good introductory overview.
- CP Buyer Update
Our tax lien blog includes Alerts about current legislative and judicial developments, and practical tips about the investment and foreclosure process. We address emerging issues, and answer questions about tax liens.
- CP Seller
Let us know about the tax lien that you would like to sell. We'll make an offer or try to find a buyer for you.
- Taxpayer Tips
Information for property owners about dealing with property tax liens, including how to respond to a 30-day notice of intent to foreclose.
- Arizona Map showing Counties and County Seats
Refresh your familiarity with Arizona geography. Knowledge of the county seats is critical to researching tax lien investment foreclosure opportunities.
- Treasurers and Other Links
A directory of the county officials you'll need to contact to investigate and invest in Arizona property tax liens. Also provides useful links to other valuable government and non-governmental web sites.
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We provide periodic Alerts to new developments affecting the tax lien investment and administration process, and will notify you of new publications and other resources useful to investing in and foreclosing Arizona tax liens. Click to sign up for this FREE service.
(Please note: the Primer and some other downloadable files on this site are in Adobe Acrobat format. If you do not have the Acrobat reader, it can be downloaded free at the Adobe website.)