Tax Foreclosures

The Snohomish County Treasurer conducts an annual Tax Lien Foreclosure Sale, pursuant to RCW Chapter 84.64Our once-a-year live auction sale of property sold for 3rd year delinquent property taxes in 2016 (that is the 2013 full year taxes being delinquent) is held the first part of December each year, at an auditorium of our choosing. See list of properties for the 2016 Tax Lien Foreclosure sale under “Tax Foreclosure Properties”. For Tax Sale information, see the where, when and how under “Tax Foreclosure Info per RCW Chapter 84.64

The list of property will change each day, as Taxpayers/Owners/Other Parties with a recorded interest will have until close of business day the day before the sale to redeem (save) property from Tax Lien Foreclosure. Payment must be for the full amount due for all taxes, interest, penalty and administrative/foreclosure costs. Payment must be cash or cashier’s check ONLY. NO personal or business checks, NO on-line, credit, debit cards payments will be accepted. If you are paying on behalf of a taxpayer/owner whose property is in Tax Lien Foreclosure, state law requires that you provide notarized documentation of the agency relationship. Please contact the Treasurer office for more information. BEFORE MAKING PAYMENT you must contact the Treasurer Foreclosure Department at 425 388-3606 to verify the full amount due. People who do not have a legal, recorded interest in the property CANNOT pay the taxes and have ownership of the property.

Note: Property that is foreclosed by banks, mortgage companies and other lenders is often sold at ‘Trustee’s Sale’ on the courthouse steps on Fridays. The Treasurer office does NOT have information on those lending agency foreclosures.