Tax Title Sales
Tax title parcels are foreclosure parcels that did not sell at the foreclosure sale and therefore, became tax title parcels in the county's name.
Typically, to apply to have one of these parcels put up for auction requires a $400 application fee. This fee will apply to the sale price and costs if the applicant is the successful bidder at the auction. If another party wins the bid, then the amount is refunded to the applicant. If no sale results, the advertising costs will be deducted from the application and the balance refunded to the applicant.
Any sale initiated by the County will not require a $400 application fee. However, deposits will be required in order to place bids on the properties sold through electronic media.
Update June 24, 2021
On Tuesday, June 22, 2021 we presented a list that includes 9 new properties to be approved for sale online. There will be two properties sold together, for a total of 8 listings. We will also be selling 5 properties from previous 2020 auctions that did not sell or were forfeited.
Be Aware, the sale list is subject to change at anytime without notice.
Notice for hearing, for the Board of County Commissioners to make a determination on the authorization for sale, will be held in the Commissioner's meeting room on July 6, 2021 at 10 am. Notice of the hearing will be published on Friday, June 25, 2021 and Thursday, July 1, 2021 in the Peninsula Daily News. A copy of the Notice is in the following
If the authorization for sale is complete by the Commissioner's on July 6, 2021, we will publish the properties scheduled for sale in accordance with State law which is 2 consecutive weeks of notice through local publication. We are planning to publish in the Peninsula Daily News on Thursday, July 8, 2021 and Sunday, July 11, 2021.
The properties will be viewable on the Public Surplus site as they become available. The properties will be viewable only, until after publication. You will not be able to place any bids until the Sale officially opens on July 16 (10 am) and closing July 26 (noon).
You can also view them at the links below for information about the proposed sale properties.
We have a total of 14 parcels to sell. 2 of these parcels have been grouped together to create one listing and will be sold together (they are easily identified in the information links below).
To bid you need to register with Public Surplus, follow their process and instructions. Please read our provided Terms thoroughly before bidding. All sales are final, absolutely no refunds.
Visit the sale with the Clallam County Tax Title Virtual Auction.
The Auction agency charges an 8% premium to the winning bidder. The County will charge an additional $300 in closing costs. Closing costs are itemized as follows: $5 Deed Preparation $10 Real Estate Excise Tax Processing $204.50 Auditor Recording Fee and $80.50 Publication Costs.
It is the bidder's sole responsibility to make any determination for usability and fitness for any intended use.
To find out more about these properties, you can use the online property search function at Property Search. Select "Account Number" under "Search Type," then place the 12-digit Parcel Number in the "Geographic ID" box, and hit "search." There are detailed instructions below if you follow the 'How to search properties' link.
Tax title sale properties are offered on a "whereas" and "as is" basis, and the County makes no representation or warranty, expressed or implied, nor any guaranty 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. Bidders are further advised that certain properties may be subject to easements or use restrictions set forth in the Covenants, Rights, and Restrictions of certain plats, as well as in zoning and other land use controls. Certain properties may be, or contain, "wetlands" or other "critical areas," or may be designated as "Open Space", "Open Area," "permanent Open Area," "Common Area," or similar designations, and as such, may be subject to restrictions which include, but are not limited to, prohibitions on placing improvements on such properties. Bidders are further advised that Clallam County does not warrant or make any express or implied representations regarding the physical condition of any property including, but not limited to, whether the property is contaminated with hazardous waste or contamination from any source.
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