There are 39 Counties in Washington. It became the 42nd state on November 11, 1889. The state motto is "Bye and Bye".
Currently, none of the counties offer Washington tax lien certificates, instead they offer Washington tax deeds .
Summary: Once real estate has been delinquent in property taxes for at least three years the county treasurer may initiate foreclosure proceedings (Sec. 84.64.050). The county treasurer shall immediately after receiving the order and judgment of the court proceed to sell the property as provided in this chapter to the highest and best bidder for cash. (Sec. 84.64.080). The acceptable minimum bid shall be the total amount of taxes, interest, and costs.
Law: Revised Code of Washington, Title 84, Chapter 84.64, "Lien Foreclosure."
Tax Sale List: Use Washington Tax Sale Lists to search for Washington tax lien certificates to buy or bid on. Generally most Washington tax sale lists will identify the property owner, parcel number, legal description and the amount due. In some cases, the tax sale list may include the tax collectors assessed value of the property.
Contact: County Treasurer. The county treasurer shall be the receiver and collector of all taxes (Sec. 84.56.020).
Interest Rate: Not applicable, because there is no right to redeem property that has been sold at a tax judgment sale (Sec. 84.64.080)
Auction Type: Tax Deed (Sec. 84.64.080, Sec. 84.64.180).
Bidding Procedure: Subject to the minimum bid requirement, the acceptable minimum bid shall be the total amount of taxes, interest, and costs, the property is sold to the highest and best bidder for cash (Sec. 84.64.080).
Costs: In addition to costs included in the minimum bid amount, the purchaser must pay a five-dollar fee for preparing and recording the deed (Sec. 84.64.215).
Redemption Period: All redemption rights terminate upon the sale of the property (Sec. 84.64.060, Sec. 84.64.070).
Deed assigned at Foreclosure to: Purchaser. The county treasurer shall execute to the purchaser of any piece or parcel of land a tax deed. (Sec. 84.64.080).
|County:||Auction Type:||Bidding Type:||Population:|
|Adams||Tax Deed||Bid Up||16,428|
|Asotin||Tax Deed||Bid Up||20,551|
|Benton||Tax Deed||Bid Up||142,475|
|Chelan||Tax Deed||Bid Up||66,616|
|Clallam||Tax Deed||Bid Up||64,525|
|Clark||Tax Deed||Bid Up||345,238|
|Columbia||Tax Deed||Bid Up||4,064|
|Cowlitz||Tax Deed||Bid Up||92,948|
|Douglas||Tax Deed||Bid Up||32,603|
|Ferry||Tax Deed||Bid Up||7,260|
|Franklin||Tax Deed||Bid Up||49,347|
|Garfield||Tax Deed||Bid Up||2,397|
|Grant||Tax Deed||Bid Up||74,698|
|Grays Harbor||Tax Deed||Bid Up||67,194|
|Island||Tax Deed||Bid Up||71,558|
|Jefferson||Tax Deed||Bid Up||25,953|
|King||Tax Deed||Bid Up||1,737,034|
|Kitsap||Tax Deed||Bid Up||231,969|
|Kittitas||Tax Deed||Bid Up||33,362|
|Klickitat||Tax Deed||Bid Up||19,161|
|Lewis||Tax Deed||Bid Up||68,600|
|Lincoln||Tax Deed||Bid Up||10,184|
|Mason||Tax Deed||Bid Up||49,405|
|Okanogan||Tax Deed||Bid Up||39,564|
|Pacific||Tax Deed||Bid Up||20,984|
|Pend Oreille||Tax Deed||Bid Up||11,732|
|Pierce||Tax Deed||Bid Up||700,820|
|San Juan||Tax Deed||Bid Up||14,077|
|Skagit||Tax Deed||Bid Up||102,979|
|Skamania||Tax Deed||Bid Up||9,872|
|Spokane||Tax Deed||Bid Up||417,939|
|Stevens||Tax Deed||Bid Up||40,066|
|Wahkiakum||Tax Deed||Bid Up||3,824|
|Walla Walla||Tax Deed||Bid Up||55,180|
|Whatcom||Tax Deed||Bid Up||166,814|
|Whitman||Tax Deed||Bid Up||40,740|
|Yakima||Tax Deed||Bid Up||222,581|
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