Tax delinquent properties - anyone else having trouble obtaining a list from the Orange County tax assessor's office?

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Hi BP,

I've been communicating with the Orange County tax assessor/treasurers's office staff about obtaining a list of properties that have been tax delinquent between 3 and 4.5 years. They are taking their time to respond and the responses are not even helpful. I was directed to a public link which I had already checked out long time ago, which only lists properties that will have been tax defaulted for 5 or more years as of this July 1, 2015 or delinquent for 3+ years as of July 1, 2011, which obviously do not serve my purpose. After repeated attempts, the last email I got from them is as below:

"We don’t have any lists or reports that have this information you request. We can check to see what it would cost to program a report and would charge you with the cost to develop the report. Please let us know if you would like us to consider this as we have an older system that is not user friendly, and we would expect that it would require a number of programming hours and quality control hours to develop."

Is this what others are getting as a response also? Can anyone share more information on how they obtained a list from the county or is this even possible in Orange County, CA?

Thanks!

@Alex Bejenaru No, didn't have much luck working with them. I've tapped into other distressed leads since then. Are you looking to target tax defaulted leads mainly? You may want to try NOD's and NTS's as well. There's opportunity there although you have to be consistent and persistent. Happy investing!

Yes, I think PR is one of the best when it comes to preforeclosure leads. There's also CountyRecordsResearch which is really good, especially the free advice they provide.

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