Tax Lien Certificates and Tax Deed Sales in Washington WA

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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By Anonymous on Sunday, October 11th 2009, 12:14 am:
I don't like that you ask for a credit card to give 7 free days. Why ask for money if it's free

By Monica Bruce on Monday, December 07th 2009, 7:32 pm:

By marissa dekker on Monday, February 15th 2010, 12:13 pm:
oklahoma, mcintosh county - no tax lien lists

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