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UPDATE Title Report review has been completed and we are in the process of notifying parcel owners, lienholders and recorded interest holders by Certified Mail. We will be publishing our legal notice in the coming months, at which time an additional $200-$300 will be added to the costs of foreclosure.



  • Pursuant to RCW 84.64.050, King County issued a Certificate of Delinquency (COD) on August 2, 2016, which initiated the 2016 tax foreclosure action.
  • The 2016 tax foreclosure auction will be held online at and will begin on September 13, 2017.
  • "Terms of Sale" are available at Bid4Assets.

To see the list of parcels included in the 2016 foreclosure action (to be auctioned in September 2017), click here. 

Parcels may be redeemed through September 12, 2017, by property owners or parties with a recorded interest in the property.

There is no warranty expressed or implied; purchases are made at the Buyer's risk.

As a potential bidder, you are encouraged to research parcels thoroughly before choosing to bid. Research assistance is NOT available at King County Treasury. There is no warranty expressed or implied; purchases are made at the Buyer's risk. All parcels are sold "as is". All sales are final. Prospective purchasers should seek the advice of a real estate attorney should they have questions. Until auctioned, these parcels are private property. Please respect the owners' right to privacy. Please click here to contact the King County Department of Permitting and Environmental Review, the King County Assessor's Office, King County Recorder or the King County Health Department.

King County Treasury holds one property tax foreclosure auction annually. We have NO information regarding the weekly mortgage company auctions or Sheriff's Sales held in front of the King County Administration building on Fridays. A "Notice of Trustee's Sale" should be filed for these auctions and will be available at the King County Recorder's Office. They can be reached at 206-477-6620, or you can search recorded documents online by clicking here.

2016 Certificate of Delinquency

All documents are PDF files