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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.”

Contact: County Treasurer. The county treasurer shall be the receiver and collector of all taxes (Sec. 84.56.020).

Interest Rate: Not applicable. (Sec. 84.64.080)

Auction Type: Tax Deed (Sec. 84.64.080, Sec. 84.64.180).

Bidding Procedure: Premium bid / highest bid. (Sec. 84.64.080 ). 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: Not applicable. (Sec. 84.64.060, Sec. 84.64.070).

Deed Assigned at Foreclosure to: The county treasurer shall execute to the purchaser of any piece or parcel of land a tax deed. (Sec. 84.64.080).

Washington Contacts
number of Counties: 39 Counties

Benton County
620 Market Street
Delinquent Property Tax Division
Prosser, WA 99350-1610
Phone: (509) 786-5600
www.co.benton.wa.us

Chelan County
350 Orondo Street
Delinquent Property Tax Division
Wenatchee, WA 98801-2885
Phone: (509) 664-5215
www.co.chelan.wa.us

Clark County
P.O. Box 5000
Delinquent Property Tax Division
Vancouver, WA 98666-5000
Phone: (360) 397-2323
www.co.clark.wa.us

Grays Harbor County
100 West Broadway
Delinquent Property Tax Division
Montesano, WA 98563-3614
Phone: (360) 249-3731
www.co.grays-harbor.wa.us

King County
516 Third Avenue, Suite 400
Delinquent Property Tax Division
Seattle, WA 98104-2312
Phone: (206) 296-4040
www.metrokc.gov/home

Kitsap County
614 Division Street
Delinquent Property Tax Division
Port Orchard, WA 98366-4614
Phone: (360) 337-7146
www.kitsapgov.com

Lewis County
351 NW North Street
Delinquent Property Tax Division
Chehalis, WA 98532-1926
Phone: (360) 748-9121
www.co.lewis.wa.us

Pierce County
930 Tacoma Ave. South, Room 737
Delinquent Property Tax Division
Tacoma, WA 98402-2102
Phone: (253) 798-7477
www.co.pierce.wa.us/PC

Snohomish County
3000 Rockefeller Avenue
Delinquent Property Tax Division
Everett, WA 98201-4046
Phone: (425) 388-3494
www.co.snohomish.wa.us

Spokane County
West 1116 Broadway
Delinquent Property Tax Division
Spokane, WA 99260-2052
Phone: (509) 477-2265
www.spokanecounty.org