Real Property Sales

The City of Fort Worth has 2 types of properties for sale, City Surplus Property (owned in fee-simple) and Tax-Foreclosed Property. The sale of City Surplus property is regulated by Texas Local Government Code Chapter 272; Chapter 21, Subchapter E of the Texas Property Code; Texas Local Government Code §253.014(e); and/or Chapter XXI, Section 5 of the Fort Worth City Charter. The sale of tax-foreclosed property is regulated by Chapter 34 of the Property Tax Code.

Potential buyers are urged to perform their due diligence on any Tax-Foreclosed or City Surplus Property they are interested in buying. All properties are sold "as is" and may be subject to redemption if the tax foreclosure redemption period has not expired. 

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Sealed-Bid Sale Information

City Surplus Property – Details

The City of Fort Worth owns property in fee-simple that can be deemed “surplus” upon ALL City Departments approving the potential sale of City Fee-Owned Property. When the City has a Surplus Property Sale, a list will be published in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and posted on this web site with the minimum bid amount and bidding instructions at least four weeks prior to the actual sale date. The sale of any City Fee-Owned Property valued in excess of $125,000.00 is also subject to the notice, petition, referendum, and election process provided by Chapter XXI, Section 5 of the Fort Worth City Charter. Buyers will be required to pay the cost of any survey and/or appraisal in addition to the amount of their bid when applicable on City Surplus Properties. City Surplus Property will close at a title company.

 

Next City Surplus Property Sale                                         Date:  TBD

City Surplus Property Sealed-Bid Sale List                    Coming Soon

City Surplus Property Bid Packet                                   Coming Soon

 

Tax-Foreclosed Property – Details

The City of Fort Worth is the trustee of tax-foreclosed properties within the city for all taxing entities who were a party to the tax-foreclosure suit. When the City has a Tax-Foreclosed Property Sale, a list will be published in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and posted on this web site with the minimum bid amount and bidding instructions four weeks prior to the actual sale date. Buyers will be required to pay any post-judgment taxes due to the Tarrant County Tax Assessor-Collector in addition to the amount of their bid. Post-judgment tax amounts can be obtained from the Tarrant County Tax Assessor-Collector by calling (817) 884-1100.

Tax-foreclosed properties do not close through a title company and are conveyed through a Tax Resale Deed Without Warranty, a sample of which can be found under “Helpful Information” below. The City does not require a survey nor an appraisal to purchase tax-foreclosed properties. These properties are sold "as is" and bidders are urged to perform their due diligence on any property on which they wish to bid. Tax-foreclosed properties are also subject to a redemption period if it has not expired.

 

Next Tax-Foreclosed Property Sale                                 Date:  TBD

Tax-Foreclosure Property Sealed-Bid Sale List             Coming soon

Tax-Foreclosed Property Bid Packet                              Coming soon

 

 

Previous Sealed-Bid Sale Results   

 

Tax-Foreclosure                        

 

 City Surplus 

   

Helpful Information

Landowners Bill of Rights(PDF, 255KB)

Sample Tax Resale Deed Without Warranty(PDF, 221KB)