Taxpayers, and those with a recorded interest in the property, have until 4:30 p.m. the day before the sale to redeem parcels from foreclosure. For the 2021 foreclosure year, that date is Friday, November 5, 2021, by 4:30 pm.
Please contact the Foreclosure Department at 253-798-2728 with your 10 digit parcel number for current redemption amounts. There is no right of redemption for parcels sold. Exceptions to this are the rights of a minor child or a person legally judged to be incompetent.
Please have your documentation completed and notarized before coming in to pay taxes. The Assessor-Treasurer's Office does not have a notary available.
If you are a senior citizen 61 years of age or older or are disabled you should immediately call the Senior / Disabled Department at (253) 798-2169 to ask about deferral of your property tax. If you qualify, your home may be removed from foreclosure.
If your household income is $45,708 or less, you may qualify for a one-time waiver of interest/penalty. This applies to your primary residence only. Supporting documentation is required. Please contact the foreclosure avoidance team at (253) 798-2728 for more information.
If you have a mortgage company, please notify them of the impending foreclosure. They may pay to protect their interest. Mortgage company liens are subordinate to county liens.