Foreclosure / Surplus

If you have 2021 year or older in property taxes or irrigation assessments owing, you are now subject to Tax Foreclosure. All years must be paid in full by November 15, 2024, to avoid Foreclosure. This can only be paid by taxpayer of record. Please contact the Treasurer's Office for more information,

Auction will begin Monday, November 18, 2024 at 10:00 AM PST and end Tuesday, November 19, 2024 at 12:00 PM PST.

PLACE:  Public Surplus: Surplus Auctions for Okanogan County - Foreclosure


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This sale is in accordance with Washington State law. Real property pursuant to the Judgment and Order of Sale of the Okanogan County Superior Court under 24-2-0024024 is being sold.

All sales are final.

The County Treasurer makes no warranty, either expressed or implied, relative to the usability, location, property lines, or topography. The County does not guarantee that all properties are buildable lots. All properties are offered for sale on a "where is" and "as is" basis without any representation or warranty, expressed or implied.

No Okanogan County Employee or officer, or person who is an immediate family member of and residing with a Okanogan County employee, may bid at the sale, nor may such person act as an agent or allow any agent to bid on their behalf.

A 5% Buyer Premium ($1 minimum) shall be added to the final sale price.








 Auction: All sales will be made by auction to the highest bidder. The auction will be conducted via the Public Surplus Internet website only at,wa/list/current?orgid=997376. The auction will begin on Monday, November 18, 2024, at 10:00 AM PST and the bidding will close on Tuesday, November 19, 2024, at 12:00 PM PST.

If any property remains unsold, the Treasurer may reopen the bidding and continue the auction on December 2, 2024, at 10:00 AM PST and the bidding will close on December 3, 2024, at 12:00 PM PST. 

The opening bid includes all delinquent unpaid taxes, interest, penalties, and costs. All fees have been added to the minimum bid except the 5% buyer’s premium.

The Treasurer retains the right to reject any bids for any reason, withdraw any property from the sale at any time prior to the issuance of the deed, or close the auction at any time.

Bid Deposits: The County requires a deposit of $500.00 to register to bid. The deposit must be received by November 14, 2024. The deposit will be returned if the bidder does not win an auction. The deposit will be returned when all auctions won have been paid in full. The deposit will be retained if the winning bidder defaults on payment. Please see the Wire Transfer Instructions listed below which details how to send a wire deposit.

Bidding: A bid is an irrevocable offer to purchase property. The Okanogan County Treasurer reserves the right to pursue all available legal remedies against a non-paying bidder. A bidder is legally and financially responsible for all properties bid upon whether acting as oneself or acting as an agent. All bidders must be 18 years of age or older. Contact Public Surplus for instructions and questions pertaining to registration.

No Okanogan County Employee or officer, or person who is an immediate family member of and residing with an Okanogan County employee, may bid at the sale, nor may such person act as an agent or allow any agent to bid on their behalf.

The County is not liable for the failure of any device that is not owned, operated, and managed by the county, which prevents a person from participating in any sale. “Device” includes but is not limited to; computers and other equipment to access the internet, hardware, networks, software applications, and web sites.

Payment: Full settlement of any balances must be made within 5 business days. If you are the successful bidder, and you fail to submit any balance due on your auction purchase per these terms of sale, you will not become the owner of the subject property. You will also be banned from future sales through our office and/or banned by the company we use to conduct the auction. If any party is the successful Bidder on multiple parcels, only payment in full for all parcels will be accepted. Selective payments will not be allowed, and all transactions will be deemed in default, resulting in the parcels being placed for re-offer.

PayMac, a third-party payment processing company, receives all payments for Okanogan County. Payment for an awarded item must be received within five (5) business days after the date of the Notice of Award of the successful bid. All payments must be made by Wire Transfer. Please refer the Wire Transfer Instructions below detailing how to make a wire payment.

Possession of Property The successful bidder may take possession of the property after the payment has been received and the appropriate paperwork has been completed through the County Auditor’s Office. The Treasurer’s Office has 30 days to complete this process from the close of auction. The Treasurer’s Office will be unable to complete this process until all appropriate information and paperwork is completed and submitted to our office per these terms of sale.

Tax Deeds: Okanogan County shall convey to the successful Bidder the title to the property by tax deedIn conveying the property by tax deed, Okanogan County makes no title warranties whatsoever and the successful Bidder takes subject to all easements, leases, licenses, conditions, encroachments, restrictions, liens, taxes, assessments, fees, charges, and other encumbrances (together “Encumbrances”) whether such Encumbrances are of record or not. The successful Bidder acknowledges and agrees that any property interests in the property in favor of Okanogan County in effect prior to the acquisition of the property by Okanogan County at the tax foreclosure sale pursuant to RCW 84.64.200 did not merge with Okanogan County’s tax title ownership of the property and remain in full force and effect.

Excess Proceeds: The County Treasurer will hold any proceeds from the sale, more than the minimum bid, for a period up to three (3) years. Excess funds will be paid upon proper application of claim by the owner of record or to their legal representative, subject to an interpleader action upon the presentation of conflicting claims or right to the surplus. The owner of record is determined by the title or other documentation on record of a last known purchaser, if unable to locate a title or documentation, then the owner record is determined by the tax rolls.

Exemptions: Any property with a current senior or disability exemption will be canceled effective the date of sale. Per State law, the remainder of the tax year will be recalculated, and due to the county. These recalculated taxes are a lien upon the property and the new property owner will receive an updated tax statement.

Title Reports: The Treasurer’s Office makes no guarantee or warrantee, expressed or implied that the information contained in the title reports is accurate or complete in scope or substance. Title reports obtained by our office disclose the full legal description, which are used for issuing the Tax Deeds. The full legal description and parcel identification number issued on title reports designate the property offered for sale. Physical addresses are information provided to the Treasurer by local jurisdictions and may not correspond to the legal description. Prospective purchasers are urged to examine the information, location, and desirability of the properties available to their own satisfaction prior to the sale.

Properties are sold “AS IS”: The County Treasurer makes no warranty, either expressed or implied, relative to the usability, location, condition, livability, occupied or vacant, of any real property homes for sale. All properties are offered for sale on a “buyer beware”, "where is", and "as is" basis without any representation or warranty, expressed or implied. It is the responsibility of the purchaser to do their own research as to whether the property may be subject to liens, encumbrances, or restrictions and whether the property is suitable for their intended use. If the property is occupied, it is the responsibility of the winning bidder to handle the removal of occupants.

Okanogan County has not made, does not make, and specifically negates and disclaims any representations, warranties, promises, covenants, contracts or guarantees of any kind or character whatsoever, whether express or implied, oral or written, past, present or future, of, as to, concerning, or with respect to the value, nature, quality, or condition of the properties, compliance of the property with any applicable laws, or any other matter concerning the properties, including without limitation, matters related to Hazardous Substances or Environmental Laws.

Under these Terms of Sale, the term “Environmental Law” shall mean: any federal, state, or local statute, regulation, code, rule, ordinance, order, judgment, decree, injunction, or common law pertaining in any way to the protection of human health, safety, or the environment, including without limitation, the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980, 42 U.S.C. § 9602 et. seq. (“CERCLA”); the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976, 42 U.S.C. § 6901 et seq. (“RCRA”); the Washington State Model Toxics Control Act, RCW Ch. 70.105D (“MTCA”); the Washington Hazardous Waste Management Act, RCW Ch. 70.105; the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, 33 U.S.C. § 1251 et seq., the Washington Water Pollution Control Act, RCW Ch. 90.48, and any laws concerning above ground or underground storage tanks. The term “Hazardous Substance” shall mean: any waste, pollutant, contaminant, or other material that now or in the future becomes regulated or defined under any Environmental Law.

Bidders shall have no recourse against Okanogan County for, and waives, releases and discharges forever Okanogan County from, any and all past, present or future claims or demands, and any and all past, present or future damages, losses, injuries, liabilities, causes of actions (including, without limitation, causes of action in tort) costs and expenses (including, without limitation fines, penalties and judgments, and attorneys’ fees) of any and every kind or character, known or unknown (collectively, “Losses”), which the Bidder might have asserted or alleged against Okanogan County arising from or in any way related to the Condition of the Property, including without limitation, matters related to Hazardous Substances or Environmental Laws.

Properties are sold subject to Federal Liens, if any, and any other liens as may be announced when the properties are up for bid.

Photographs of an asset are for general representation purposes only. Okanogan County will not assume any liability for alleged loss or damages which may result from the purchase of property relied upon via a photograph.

The County has posted physical notice on properties where the Assessor has determined an existing structure. To the best of our knowledge, the County has accurately identified those properties. The Treasurer is not responsible for identifying or locating, for prospective buyers, properties that are being auctioned.

Research and Inspect Thoroughly Prior to Bid: Bidders are to conduct all due diligence of the property(s) prior to submitting a bid. Bidders are to rely solely on their own investigation of the property(s) they wish to bid on and shall not rely on any information provided to or be provided by Okanogan County or Public Surplus. By submitting a bid, Bidders approve and accept the Condition of the Property for which they bid and agree to purchase the property and accept the Condition of the Property “AS IS, WHERE IS” with all faults and patent or latent defects.

Wire Transfer Instructions for Sending Bid Deposits and Payments:

Please note that these instructions can be used to remit full payment or submit your bid deposit to PayMac. In the Memo section of the wire, you MUST put the auction number(s) (example: Auction# 654324 or Bid Deposit Okanogan County) of the items you are remitting payment for first then your name (Not Company Name) or user ID, (Write the full name Auction and not Auc as Auc will cause the bank to hold the wire). Failure to do this can result in delaying the payment for these items or having the wire sent back to your bank. Please be sure you double check the amount of your payment before you send the wire transfer as the wrong amount will cause significant delay or the payment may be returned to your bank. There may be additional charges from the third-party financial institutions to complete a wire transfer. You will be responsible for any and all charges related to wire transfers. Paymac will not be liable for these charges.  If you would like your Bid Deposit returned by ACH Transfer, please reach out to Buyer’s Support Chat.

Wire requests are received Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm. Your payment may take up to 48 business hours to post. Once your payment has been posted you will receive a receipt of your payment by email. If the payment is being sent for a bid deposit, please make sure to contact buyer support via chat after the payment is submitted to ensure that Public Surplus can get your user account added to the bidder list as soon as possible. If you have any additional questions or assistance with this process, please contact us using the chat function.

International Wires or ACH Payments will not be accepted.

Buyer Wire Instructions:

Name of Account Wire Is Being Sent To: PayMac, Inc.

Routing Number: 124001545

Account number: 102908156

Company Information:

PayMac, Inc.

Mailing address:

2520 Saint Rose Parkway, Ste 214

Henderson, NV 89053

Bank Information:

Chase Bank;

1115 S 800 E;

Orem, UT 84097