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
Please see the Upcoming Sheriff Sales to see the most current listing of sales. Sheriff’s Office sales are ‘judicial foreclosures’ (or executions) on real property to satisfy a monetary judgment. The order to sell comes from the Superior Court Clerk. Only the judgment debtor’s interest in the real estate is sold and is subject to all existing liens and encumbrances. The Sheriff's Office provides only limited information about the sale property, which includes the address and legal description. 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 (RCW 6.23).
Sheriff's Office sale notices and notices regarding postponements of sales are posted in the Snohomish County Courthouse lobby. The sales of real property are published in various local newspapers, including the Everett Herald and the Snohomish Tribune.
If you are the winning bidder at a sale, you must provide the Sheriff's Office 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. the day of the sale, or the property will go to the next highest bidder.
Please see the Upcoming Sheriff Sales to see the most current listing of sales. If you are an attorney, requesting that the Sheriff's Office 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
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's Office 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's Office 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, you will receive 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.