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Land Sales (NRS 268.050 through 268.063)                    Updated: June 17, 2014

Current Land Sales

  • None

Bid Package Submittal Items

Basic Land Sale Process
Bid packages consist of:

  • Offer to Purchase letter
  • Affidavit for Written/Oral Bids agreeing to comply with the conditions of the sale
  • Affidavit for Oral Bids, and
  • Copy of the Land Sale Notice and Resolution

Bid packages are available:

  • Public Works Survey/Right-of-Way and Property Management, 240 Water St., Henderson, NV. 3rd floor City Hall
  • By calling (702) 267-1300
  • Online by selecting the the appropriate item under "Current Land Sales" and choosing the appropriate form under "Additional Bid Packages" above

Written bids will be accepted only at the office of the City Clerk as specified in the Notice.

At the City Council meeting set for the bid opening/auction, the written bids are opened, examined and declared, and determined to be in compliance with the resolution to sell.  Oral bids are called for with the minimum acceptable bid being five percent more than the highest qualified written bid.  If no written bids are received, oral bidding will begin at the appraised value of the property.

At the conclusion of the auction, Council, at its discretion, can 1) accept the highest qualified bid, 2) continue the acceptance to the next City Council meeting, or 3) reject all bids.  If the bid is accepted, the Land Purchase and Sale Agreement is approved and signed.  Escrow is opened.

What constitutes a qualified bid?


Written Bids

In order for a written bid to be pre-qualified, it must be in a sealed envelope with the name of the bidder, the name of the land sale and the resolution number on the outside of the envelope.  The sealed bid must contain a signed Offer to Purchase letter, a signed Affidavit for Written/Oral Bids and the deposit in the form of a certified check or cashier’s check made out to the “City of Henderson or Name of Bidder”.  The bidder’s name must be included on the check.  For example, if the bidder is John Doe, the check should be made out to the City of Henderson or John Doe.

Oral Bids

To qualify to participate in oral bidding, the Affidavit for Oral Bids must be completed, signed, and accompanied by the required deposit (see Written Bids).


In order to participate in the oral bidding process, a bidding placard must be obtained from the City Clerk.  Bidding will be distributed in the City Clerk’s Office the night of the auction between 5:00 and 6:30 p.m.

For additional information, contact Public Works Survey/Right-of-Way and Property Management at (702) 267-1300.