Tax Lien Foreclosures

The Snohomish County Treasurer conducts an ONCE A YEAR Tax Lien Foreclosure Auction, pursuant to RCW CHAPTER 84.64. This annual sale of property includes parcels with taxes that are 3 full years old and delinquent and is held online at  https://www.bid4assets.com/. 


The 2019 auction was held December 4, 2019, AND THERE WILL BE A RE-OFFER on Dec 11, 2019. Contact Bid4Assets.com if you wish to continue your registration from the 12/4/2019 sale, to be eligible to bid in the Dec 11, 2019 re-offer. You must view Bid4Assets website to determine which, if any properties will be in the re-offer.


The list of properties that were sold at the 2019 Snohomish County Tax Lien Foreclosure sale will not be available until January 2020, after it is filed in Superior Court. After filing, a copy of the ‘Return of Sale’ will be available on the ‘Requests For Foreclosure Information’ page. That is the only “list of Tax Foreclosure property SOLD or NOT SOLD”. If you are interested in properties ‘NOT SOLD’ at the sale, you will need to see information on the Requests For Foreclosure Information page, as ALL property in Tax Foreclosure sales are ‘sold’. Property that does not have a ‘bidder’ at a tax sale are ‘SOLD’ to Snohomish County Property Management, to hold in trust for junior taxing districts, per state law. Those properties are called “Tax Title Properties”-view the Requests for Foreclosure Information page.


Any other Public record requests for ‘Foreclosure Lists’ or ‘Foreclosure Information’-prior or current year-please see the ‘Request for Foreclosure Information’ page.


Homeowners with property AT RISK for Tax Foreclosure in 2020 (if you have delinquent 2017 property taxes) and prospective buyers of Tax Foreclosure properties for next year, please see the ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ page.


Note: Property that is foreclosed by banks, mortgage companies and other lenders is often sold at ‘Trustee’s Sale’ or ‘Sheriff Sale’ ON THE SNOHOMISH COUNTY COURTHOUSE STEPS ON FRIDAYS. The Treasurer office does NOT have information on those lending agency foreclosures. You may search the Snohomish County Auditor/Recorded Documents for a “Notice of Trustee Sale” and contact the Trustee (the business doing the Foreclosure sale) 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 (Trustee Sale) or the Sheriff Civil Unit at 425 388-3522 (Sheriff Levy Sale).