In State Info by TSL Admin

Primary Sale Type: Tax Deed
Secondary Type(s): OTC
Sale Date(s): Annually: December - February
Bid Type: Premium Bidding
Rate of Return: NA
Redemption Period: NA
Over-the-Counter: Deed
Statute Section(s): Revised Code of Washington - Title 84
State Website: www.wa.gov

State Overview:

There are 39 counties in Washington.

County Directory

The two most populous areas in Washington are King (1,931,000+) and Pierce (795,000+) County.

Search Demographics:

Washington is classified as a Tax Deed state. After a period of 3 years of unpaid taxes, the county treasurer will initiate a foreclosure on the properties and list them as delinquent. All delinquent property taxes that are not redeemed by the property owner by the end of 3 years "after the property first became delinquent" will be foreclosed upon.

Auction Process / Redemption:

Washington is an oral bid state that uses the "Premium Bid" mehtod. Each participant is required to register before the auction begins. Upon registration, you bill be given a bidding number in which you will use for bidding on your researched property. Any properties left over after the sale are then moved to the county Real Property Division for possible disposition.

State Resources:

Resource Description Instructions and Additional Information
Municipal Research and Services Center of Washington Links to all county websites. NA
Washington State Association of Counties Washington State Association of Counties. NA
Washington Association of County Officials Contact information and county websites for all 39 County Treasurers (together with County Assessors and Auditor/Recorders.) NA