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Tax Title Property

"Tax title" property is property that King County acquires when a property owner defaults on property tax payments and the property fails to sell at the annual Treasury foreclosure auction. King County holds the tax title property in trust for the taxing district.

All properties are sold "As Is" and "Where Is" without any representations or warranties expressed or implied. Buyers are required to conduct all due diligence of the property(s) prior to the purchase and rely solely on their own investigation.

Online Sales

King County offers tax title properties via an online auction service, Bid4Assets. You must register for a free account and submit a deposit to participate in the bidding. Auctions are typically held twice a year in March and July.

Next Auction Timeline
  • September 16, 2019: Parcels listed at Bid4Assets
  • October 16, 2019: Deposits due at 1 p.m. Pacific time
  • October 22, 2019: Bidding opens at 8 a.m. Pacific time
  • October 23, 2019: Bidding closes at staggered times starting at 9 a.m. Pacific time
  • October 25, 2019: Full payment due by 1 p.m. Pacific time

List of properties at auction


If you are interested in a tax title property from our inventory list, please complete our Contact Form. Properties in the inventory are subject to review for auction or direct sale eligibility. Not all properties in the inventory are available for sale.

Tax Title Inventory List

Direct Sale

Properties that did not sell at previous tax title auctions are available for immediate purchase. The minimum bid listed is the lowest amount that King County may accept for sale.

Tax Title Direct Sale List


Please see our Frequently Asked Questions for more information. For questions about tax title properties, please complete our Contact Form.

Surplus Properties

Surplus property is property owned by King County that is no longer needed. There are no surplus properties for sale at this time.


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