Tax Lien Foreclosures

The Snohomish County Treasurer conducts an annual Tax Lien Foreclosure Auction, pursuant to RCW CHAPTER 84.64. This annual sale of property includes parcels with taxes that are 3 full years delinquent (i.e. if the full year 2016 or any prior years are unpaid as of January, 2019) and is held online at www.Bid4Assets.com . The auction is held the first part of December each year. The 2019 auction date and parcel list are NOT available until the June, 2019 court filing; that list will be subject to change until the date of sale in December, 2019.


Please see the “Request for Foreclosure Information” link on this page to make a public records request for foreclosure lists or foreclosure information from the current or prior years.


Note: Property that is foreclosed by banks, mortgage companies and other lenders is often sold at “Trustee’s Sale” or “Sheriff ‘s Sale” ON THE SNOHOMISH COUNTY COURTHOUSE STEPS ON FRIDAYS. The Treasurer’s office does NOT have information on these foreclosures. You may search the Snohomish County Auditor/Recorded Documents for a “Notice of Trustee Sale” and contact the Trustee for information about their sales. For questions regarding the surplus funds generated by these sales, contact the Clerk of the Snohomish County Superior Court at 425 388-3466 or the Sheriff’s Civil Unit at 425 388-3522.