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New Tax Foreclosure Process

King County Treasury WILL NO LONGER HOLD THE ANNUAL TAX FORECLOSURE AUCTION IN DECEMBER. We now file the Certificate of Delinquency in November and hold the auction the following September.

Is your property subject to foreclosure?

If you have property subject to foreclosure, read about what this means for you and what you can do to get more information about your situation.
  • Payment of the taxes, fees, interest and penalties due for the year subject to foreclosure must be received by October 31st to avoid being included in that years’ foreclosure action and incurring additional costs.

King County parcels and “Terms of Sale” will be posted at www.Bid4Assets.com no later than early August of each year. 

Washington State is NOT a tax lien state.  We don’t sell the lien; we auction the parcel.

Properties in foreclosure can ONLY be purchased at the annual public auction; sales in advance of the auction are prohibited by statute.

KING COUNTY TREASURY HAS NO INFORMATION REGARDING THE MORTGAGE COMPANY AND LIENHOLDER AUCTIONS OR SHERIFF’S SALES HELD IN FRONT OF THE KING COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING ON FRIDAY MORNINGS. 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 filed documents online by clicking here.

FOR QUESTIONS REGARDING SURPLUS FUNDS GENERATED BY THESE SALES, PLEASE CONTACT THE KING COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT ACCOUNTING SECTION AT 206-477-0812