Tax title sales process is governed by RCW 84.64.270. These parcels are foreclosure parcels that did not sell at the foreclosure sale and therefore, became tax title parcels in the county's name. To apply to have one of these parcels put up for auction requires a $200.00 application fee. This fee will apply to the sale if the applicant is the successful bidder at the auction. If another party wins the bid, then the amount is refunded to the applicant. If no sale results, the advertising costs will be deducted from the application and the balance refunded to the applicant.
Upon application, the Assessor's Office will review the property and set a minimum bid figure based on the market value of the property. This information is then submitted to the County Commissioners to officially approve for sale and set the minimum bid. Once this is approved for sale, a County Resolution is issued ordering the Treasurer to sell the property at a public auction. The property is then advertised three times, the auction is held and the property is sold. A Treasurer's Deed is issued for this property.
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Contact the Treasurerīs Department with questions or comments about the information on this page.