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Tax Title Sales

Tax title 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 price and costs 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 who will hold a public hearing to receive input on the advisability of selling the property, and to set the minimum bid and other terms of sale. 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.


To find out more about these properties, you can use the on-line property search function at Property Search. Select "Account Number" under "Search Type," then place the 12-digit Parcel # in the "Geographic ID" box, and hit "search."

Tax title sale properties are offered on a "whereas" and "as is" basis, and the County makes no representation or warranty, expressed or implied, nor any guaranty of warranty, expressed or implied, as to the condition of title to any property, nor the physical condition of any property or its fitness for any use or purposes. Bidders are further advised that certain properties may be subject to easements or use restrictions set forth in the Covenants, Rights, and Restrictions of certain plats, as well as in zoning and other land use controls. Certain properties may be, or contain, “wetlands” or other “critical areas,” or may be designated as "Open Space", "Open Area," "permanent Open Area," "Common Area," or similar designations, and as such, may be subject to restrictions which include, but are not limited to, prohibitions on placing improvements on such properties. Bidders are further advised that Clallam County does not warrant or make any express or implied representations regarding the physical condition of any property including, but not limited to, whether the property is contaminated with hazardous waste or contamination from any source.