No Real Estate Tax Relief For Quezon City – Public Auction Slated On December 12, 2013

Updated on December 9, 2013 by 13 Comments

No real estate tax relief is in sight for tax delinquent property owners in Quezon City as the Office of the City Treasurer shall be conducting a public auction on December 12, 2013.

This is unlike the real estate tax relief accorded to residents of Paranaque (ended last November 15, 2013) and Muntinlupa (up to December 31, 2013).

Details for the Quezon City tax foreclosure auction can be found below.

Date, time, and venue of Quezon City tax foreclosure auction

The auction of Quezon City tax delinquent real properties shall be on December 12, 2013, Thursday, 10:00am, at the Ground Floor, Taxpayer’s Assessment and Payment Lounge, City Hall Complex,  Quezon City, Philippines.

If you need help with property taxes…

If your property is listed on the notice below, and need help with your property taxes (it’s hard to believe but some people are just unaware that property ownership requires the payment of real property taxes, or they don’t know they have properties to begin with… sounds crazy but true), it would be best to seek assistance directly from the Quezon City Office Of The City Treasurer before the auction. This would help you avoid unscrupulous individuals out there whose intention is to scam you and take advantage of your situation.

Anyway, please refer to the list below to double check if your property is on the list.

Notice of Delinquent Real Property – Quezon City

If you were to go to the Quezon City Taxpayer’s Assessment and Payment Lounge, you will see the list of delinquent real property units scheduled for auction on December 12, 2013 posted just outside.

You don’t need to go there to get your copy, I already scanned the list and posted it below. Just click on the image preview to download the list… just think of this as my birthday gift to all of you. :-)

No real estate tax relief in Quezon City. The list of delinquent real property units scheduled for public auction on December 12 2013 can be seen just outside the tax payment lounge.

No real estate tax relief in Quezon City. The list of delinquent real property units scheduled for public auction on December 12 2013 as displayed outside the Taxpayer’s Payment and Assessment Lounge- click to download a scanned copy in PDF format.

You can also click on this link to download the list:


What is the legal basis for this auction?

This auction shall be conducted by virtue of sections 260 and 263 of RA 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991.

In summary, Section 260 gives an overview of the process on how the local treasurer will advertise and conduct the sale of delinquent real properties. This is done within 30 days of the warrant of levy. “Levy” refers to the seizure of real property to satisfy a debt, which in this case is the unpaid real property taxes and the related interest and costs of the tax foreclosure sale.

Section 263 on the other hand states that the local treasurer conducting the sale shall purchase the property in behalf of the local government unit, just in case there are no bidders or if the highest bid is insufficient to pay for the unpaid real property tax and related interest and costs of the tax foreclosure sale. In other words, unsold properties shall become properties of the local government unit, but will still be subject to the mandatory one (1) year redemption period.

To access the complete text, please refer to this post: Sections 260 and 263 of RA 7160

Real estate tax relief for other cities in Metro Manila

As mentioned earlier in this post, the Local Government of the City of Paranaque gave their residents some breathing room through a tax amnesty that ended just last month. Although the amnesty has ended, they are giving residents up to 20% discount for early bird payments of real property taxes up to December 15, 2013. Details can be seen in the tarp below.


Muntinlupa city residents can still take advantage of the tax amnesty offered to residents which will be up to December 31, 2013. Check out the following article for more details: Muntinlupa Gives Real Estate Tax Relief Thru Amnesty For Real Property Owners Until December 31, 2013

  • paul michael

    Hi Sir Jay,
    We are renting a vacant lot in which the caretaker and I had an agreement to build a house. And it came to my knowledge that they are not paying the real property tax. Would it be possible if we would report this to the authorities that it would be evaluated for auction?

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  • Jay Castillo

    Hi Leo, how about paying the 40K and then asking them not to include the property in the auction. It’s worth the try.

    • LeoZapa

      Yes Sir Jay, good advice! I talked to the Treasurer’s Ofc re the matter, and agreed with the arrangement to pay partial and the balance on a staggered basis within the year 2014. Thanks and more power!

      • Jay Castillo

        That’s great news Leo, thanks for letting us know! I’m glad you reached an amicable agreement and I’m happy for you!

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  • Melissa

    Hello Mr. Castillo. Please enlighten me with this matter. A friend of mine bought a real property in an auction sale. A Final Deed of Purchase was already issued by the City Treasurer considering the fact that one year has lapsed without the delinquent taxpayer redeeming the property. Now, the City Assessor’s Office would not honor the Final Deed of Purchase because it was found out recently that there was another declared owner. The City Assessor’s Office would not issue a New Tax Declaration and it ordered a new public auction? Is the action of the City Assessor’s Office correct in ordering a new public auction?

    • Jay Castillo

      Huh?! Where did the other declared owner come from? Thanks Ms. Melissa.

  • John Willauer

    Something to share – it was announced during the auction that beginning next year, there will only be two auction dates per year instead of the quarterly auctions previously being done. No specific dates yet, but they currently planned in the months of May and November.

    Makes one wonder:

    a. Fewer properties are delinquent since property owners are becoming more aware of their tax responsibilities
    b. Will the treasurer’s office be tweaking the procedures such that they will ensure all properties put up for auction have valid titles?

    • Jay Castillo

      Hi John,

      Thanks for sharing these important info. I wasn’t able to attend, Quezon City just keeps getting farther and farther because of the heavy traffic, especially during the Christmas season.

      I really hope that less auctions mean more owners are paying their real property taxes, which translates to responsible home-ownership. If you will notice, I have been posting these listings of tax delinquent properties aimed at homeowners, not really for investors.

      As for the procedures, I believe the direction of the treasurer’s office (in alignment to the Mayor’s) is to raise awareness so that homeowners will not become delinquent, and I don’t see any effort to make it easy for would-be buyers do their due diligence.

  • jane

    For Mr Jay. If for example the tax delinquent amount for a 200 sqm lot is P50,000 and a bid of the same amount meets all the requirements, will bidder get the property for amount of his bid? Are all listed properties covered by clean title, meaning, not mortgaged or still currently under installment sales? If still under mortgage or installment sales, what happens? Thanks.

  • jakewafumet

    the amount stated in the pdf is the tax deliquent amount right? not the selling price..

    • Jay Castillo

      The selling price and the tax delinquent amount is the same. The final selling price can go up as bidders try to outbid each other.