Tax Foreclosure

Real Property Tax Foreclosure-


Public notice is hereby given that pursuant to a tax judgment of the superior court of the county of Jefferson in the state of Washington, and an order of sale duly issued by the court, entered the 4th day of November, 2022, in proceedings for foreclosure of tax liens, I shall on the 6th day of December, 2022, commencing at 10 o'clock am PST, at sell the property to the highest and best bidder to satisfy the full amount of taxes, interest, and costs adjudged to be due. Prospective bidders must deposit $500 to participate in bidding. A deposit paid by a winning bidder will be applied to the balance due. However, a winning bidder who does not comply with the terms of sale will forfeit the deposit. Deposits paid by nonwinning bidders will be refunded within ten business days of the close of the sale. Payment of deposits and a winning bid must be made by electronic funds transfer. In the case of an online public auction sale by electronic media as provided in RCW 36.16.145, a winning bidder is allowed no less than forty-eight hours to pay the winning bid by electronic funds transfer. 

In witness whereof, I have affixed my hand and seal this 15th day of November, 2022.

Stacie Prada, Treasurer of Jefferson County.

DEFENDANT: M. W. CARR, an unmarried man

Parcel Number: 932-100-606

Lien, Contract OR Judgement Holders: None

Description: Lots 1, Block 6, in Belleview, as per Plat thereof recorded in Volume 2 of Plats, page 43, records of Jefferson County, Washington. Situate in the County of Jefferson, State of Washington.

Situs Address For Informational Purposes Only: NNA, Vacant Land, Brinnon, WA, 98320

Amount of County Delinquency: $1,891.34 plus costs

Tax Year Owing: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022


Parcel Number: 961-807-306

Lien, Contract OR Judgement Holders: None

Description: Lots 25 and 26, Block 73, Irondale Division No. 2, as per Plat recorded in Volume 2 of Plats, page 129, records of Jefferson County, Washington. Situate in the County of Jefferson, State of Washington.

Situs Address For Informational Purposes Only: Vacant Land, Port Hadlock, WA, 98339

Amount of County Delinquency: $2,020.42 plus costs

Tax Year Owing: 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022


Real Property Tax Foreclosure-

Once a tax year is three years late, the county treasurer begins foreclosure action. (RCW 84.64) Three years delinquent means that if the full year 2019 or any prior years are unpaid as of January 2022, foreclosure costs of approximately $3,000 per parcel begin to accrue. Taxpayers can pay the "at risk" years only, to stop the foreclosure process, if paid by April 30th.​​After we file foreclosure in August, all of the parcels being foreclosed on can still be redeemed by their owners, or any parties with a recorded legal interest, up until the close of business on the last business day before the sale. (RCW 84.64.060) ALL taxes, interest, penalty, and foreclosure costs must be paid in full in order to stop the foreclosure process.

​​As required by law, all parties with recorded legal interest (revealed by title search) are served by certified or registered mail with a notice and summons. A notice and summons is also published in the local newspaper. (RCW 84.64.050) ​
​Prior owners have no rights to the property after foreclosure, unless they were a minor or deemed legally incompetent by a court of law. Minors and legal incompetents have the right to redeem anytime within three years from the date of the foreclosure sale. They redeem the property by paying the sales price, plus interest on the tax amount. Any improvements made by the new owner would also be reimbursed. (RCW 84.64.070)

Washington Homeownership Resource Center (WHRC):
Foreclosure, first-time homebuyers, and current homeowners assistance is available by calling 877-894-4663 or visiting their website at

Before You Buy!

Restrictions - Questions about building, zoning, and use restrictions should be addressed to the city and county departments responsible for engineering, building, code enforcement, and planning.
​Title Insurance - Some title companies don't provide title insurance for up to ten years from the date of sale. Policies vary with each title company. If you are planning to build, title insurance may be important to you.
Property Liens- Most liens on foreclosed property are extinguished by the tax sale. However,Jefferson County can make no guarantees that the prior lienholders will honor this extinguishment. IRS liens are usually also extinguished, but they are subject to a 120 day redemption period. If prior lienholders attempt to collect on their liens after the property has been foreclosed on, it is up to the new owner to defend against these claims.
Assessments - Some parcels have local improvements or special assessments. You will need to check on these and find out what districts or associations service the area of the parcel you are researching. Some assessments are collected by the county treasurer, some are not.
Local Ordinances - Some properties may be subject to easements or use restrictions, as well as zoning and other land use controls. All properties are sold subject to applicable city and county ordinances. The existence of these are the buyer's responsibility to determine.
Community Association Dues - All properties are sold subject to restrictive covenants, if any, allowing for imposition of community association fees.
Easements - All utility and other easements that are three years and older are unaffected by tax foreclosure. Easements are listed on title searches and will be on record at the County Auditor's Office.
Physical Inspection of Property - It is strongly recommended that you visit all of the property sites prior to purchase. Is there any access to the parcel? Can you accurately identify property boundaries? Is the parcel being used in some way by neighbors? The Treasurer's Office does not condone trespassing. The tax foreclosure sale properties are offered on a "whereas" and "as is" basis, and the County makes no representation or warranty, expressed or implied, nor any guarantee of warranty, expressed or implied, as to the condition of title to any property, nor the physical condition of any property or its fitness for any use or purposes.
Improvements - If there are improvements on the parcel, you should find out if the improvements go with the land and how they are currently being utilized.

2022 Jefferson County Tax Foreclosure Information

Auction Date:  December 6, 2022      

Time:  10:00 a.m.

Location:  Online Auction via 

Publication Date:  September, 2022

Link to Auction: 

Public Surplus

Foreclosure Documents:
Certificate of Delinquency 2022

Tax Judgement Sale By Electronic Media

Title Reports:

McCanless Prop ID 31734

M W Carr Prop ID 31968

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