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Read your escrow account statements carefully to verify that taxes are paid current, especially when you have recently purchased your property or refinanced your home.
Occasionally, tax payments collected on refinancing are not forwarded to the treasurer until April or October.
Errors or delays in payments can be caused by failure to notify the treasurer in a timely manner of changes in your address or account status.
The interest and penalty rates are determined according to Washington State law (see RCW 84.56.020). Payments made without the appropriate interest and penalty cannot be posted to the account and will be returned.
Filing a satisfaction of mortgage with the county auditor does not change the name and address on your tax statement.
The treasurer must be notified. Please fill out a name and address change form for more information on name and address changes.
To find out where your taxes go, view our Tax Distribution Chart.
Multiple accounts may be paid with one check. Also, multiple checks may be used to pay for one account, but the check amount(s) must equal the amount due and be sent together in one envelope.
-Property Tax Payments: Monday-Friday 9 a.m. –5 p.m. (Closed Holidays)
-Excise Tax Counter: Monday-Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Closed Holidays)
1. The time, date and location of Snohomish County’s next tax deed auction.
The date of Snohomish County Treasurer’s next Tax Lien Foreclosure Sale is TBD in December. The sale is expected to be offered online.
2. The form of payment required for purchase at the auction.
Payment in full for the high bid is required by certified funds, usually within 48 hours or as required by state law.
3. A list of all venues used to advertise the auction, including any scheduled advertising dates.
A publication will be made in The Herald (date TBD) to publicly notify all parties holding an interest in properties that may be subject to the tax lien sale in December.
4. Details used by Snohomish County for full payment of properties purchased at the sale. Is there a payment schedule, or demand for payment made for payment in full?
When property is purchased at Snohomish County Tax Lien Sale, payment in full for the full amount of your high bid is required by certified funds, usually within 48 hours or as prescribed by state law. More information about pre-deposit needed and payment instructions will be available when we publish our Terms of Sale prior to the auction date.
5. A complete list of properties coming up for sale. Please indicate any fee(s) associated with purchase of that list.
A list of properties subject to Tax Lien Foreclosure (Certificate of Delinquency) will be filed in court in June of each year. An updated list will be sent for Publication, and an updated list again will be submitted for the Final Order of Sale. These lists are the only lists available without a Public Records Request and each can be found on our website.
6. Snohomish County’s procedure for disposing of properties not sold at the auction.
Per state law, property not sold at Tax Lien sales becomes “Tax Title Property” held by Snohomish County in trust for the taxing districts. Such property cannot be purchased until after February of the next year and the Property Management Division will decide if and when Tax Title Property will be sold. These properties can be viewed at https://snohomishcountywa.gov/358/Property-Management-Division.
7. The name and phone number of the employee in charge of disposing of the properties after the auction.
The Snohomish County Property Management Division manages property not sold at auction. See https://snohomishcountywa.gov/358/Property-Management-Division.
8. Instructions to follow in registering for the next auction.
Instructions for registering for the next auction can be found once the properties are listed for sale (generally in November) at https://www.bid4assets.com.
9. Snohomish County’s website address.
TREASURER’S WEBSITE: https://www.snohomishcountywa.gov/220/Tax-Foreclosures