If Your Property is in Foreclosure
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. While Pierce County remains in Phase 2 of Washington's Stay Home order due to COVID-19, all amounts due and owing must be paid by cashier's check only. 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.
If you are paying taxes on behalf of a taxpayer whose real property is in foreclosure, state law requires that you provide notarized documentation of the relationship between you and the taxpayer. The Pierce County Authorization to Pay Property Tax as Agent form is available online.
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.