Real Property 

Upcoming Sheriff Sales

If you are an attorney, requesting that the Sheriff act upon a court order regarding an attachment or execution of property, please view the Real Property Attachment Intake Form and the Real Property Execution Intake Form for our requirements and fees.

Real Property Auctions


Sheriff’s Sales are ‘judicial foreclosures’ (or executions) on real property to satisfy a money judgment. The order to sell comes from the Superior Court Clerk. We are selling only the judgment debtor’s interest in the real estate. It is subject to all existing liens and encumbrances. We have limited information about the sale property since we do not need to know any information other than the address and legal description to conduct our sales. It is not possible for potential purchasers to view the interior of the structure prior to the sale.

The property sold may have a Redemption period from eight months to one year. Redemption means that the owner may pay back the amount bid at the sale plus interest, taxes, etc. in order to ‘redeem’ the property and become the owner again. If you have legal questions about this procedure, you should contact your attorney for direction, or read the Revised Code of the state of Washington pertaining to Redemption.

Sheriff sale notices and notices regarding postponements of sales are posted in the Snohomish County Courthouse lobby, as well as in the first and fourth floor entrances of the King County Administration Building. The sales of real property conducted by the Sheriff are published in the Everett Herald newspaper once per week for four consecutive weeks prior to the sale.

If you are the winning bidder at a sale, you must provide the Sheriff with cash or cashier’s check made payable to the court clerk’s office issuing the Writ of Execution or Order of Sale by 12:00 p.m. or the property will go to the next highest bidder.

Personal Property

Upcoming Sheriff Sales

If you are an attorney, requesting that the Sheriff act upon a court order regarding an attachment, execution, or replevin of property, please view the Personal Property Attachment Intake Form, the Personal Property Execution Intake Form and Sheriff's Notice Regarding Storage, or Intake Form for Replevins for our requirements and fees.


Personal Property Auctions

The sales are generally held at 10:00 a.m. at the location where the property is being stored. Please see the sale notice for information on particular sales. Sheriff sale notices and notices regarding postponements of sales are posted in the Snohomish County Courthouse lobby, as well as in the first and fourth floor entrances of the Snohomish County Administration Building.

The property may be viewed ½-1 hour prior to the sale. If you are the winning bidder at the sale, you must provide the Sheriff with cash or cashier’s check made payable to the court clerk’s office issuing the Writ of Execution, or the sale will go to the next highest bidder.

If you are the successful bidder, we will provide you with a Bill of Sale. There is no right of redemption in personal property sales; however, the items are sold as-is and subject to any liens in place.