Back Tax / Lien Information

Tax Lien Sale

The tax lien sale for the unpaid 2016 property taxes will be held February 21, 2018 at 12:00 noon in the Cochise County Supervisor's Board room located at 1415 Melody Lane, Bisbee, AZ. For information regarding the sale please click HERE. Also see the bottom of this page for information regarding tax liens and becoming a bidder. Newspapers containing the parcels going through the sale can be purchased through our office for $5.00 each.

Parcels being offered at the Tax Lien Sale:

Excel: Tax Lien Sale.xlsx

PDF: Tax Lien Sale.pdf 


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Tax Lien Sale Map

Note: The parcels on the Tax Lien Sale list will be removed if they are redeemed (paid) before the time of the actual sale.

enlightened**Important Notice to Taxpayers:

If you receive correspondence regarding your property taxes from anyone other than the Cochise County Treasurer's Office, please call our office to verify the validity of the information being sent to you. The Cochise County Treasurer's Office has the most current and accurate information regarding the status of your property taxes.


Back Tax:

Payment for back taxes must be made in the form of cashier's check, money order, or cash. Back taxes cannot be paid using credit or debit cards and cannot be paid online or over the phone. 

Back tax amounts cannot be given out over the phone and must be requested in writing to the Cochise County Treasurer's Office. Requests can be emailed to or mailed to Cochise County Treasurer, PO Box 1778, Bisbee, AZ 85603. The request must include the parcel number, name on the property, and your contact information.

If you are redeeming a property on behalf of owner an Affidavit of Redemption is required. Forms are located at the bottom of this page.  



Tax Liens:

As of December 31, 2003, by law the Treasurer can no longer process administrative foreclosure for Treasurer deeds.

Certificates purchased during the 1999 Tax Lien Sale and after must obtain a Judicial foreclosure for the issuance of Treasurer’s deeds.


The map and list of available tax liens is updated once a month during the first week of each month. If you have questions about the map please contact the Cochise County Treasurer's Office, please do not contact the GIS department.

For a list of parcels still available from the Tax Lien Sale in Text File format click here:


 For Interactive Tax Lien Maps, please visit our GIS Map Gallery.

Note: The Cochise County GIS department creates and updates all maps in the map gallery. Due to staff shortages, these maps may not be updated regularly.


To speak to someone in the Back Tax Department please call (520) 432-8400 and select option 3 and then option 2 for back tax. You can also click HERE to email the back tax department.

Forms and Instructions:

Bidder Application
Lost CP Affidavit
Redemption Affidavit
Tax Lien Questionnaire
Tax Lien Information Part I
Tax Lien Information Part II
Sub Tax Information