WASHINGTON - Shohomish County Sheriffs Sales

Sheriffs Sales

Real Property


If you are an attorney, requesting that the Sheriff act upon a court order regarding an attachment or execution of property, please view theReal Property Attachment Intake Form (PDF), theReal Property Execution Intake Form (PDF),Deed Intake Form (PDF)andRedemption Certificate Intake Form (PDF)for our requirements and fees.

Real Property Auctions

Please see theReal Property Salesto see the most current listing of sales. Sheriffs office sales are judicial foreclosures (or executions) on real property to satisfy a monetary judgment. The order to sell comes from theSuperior Court Clerk. Only the judgment debtors interest in the real estate is sold and is subject to all existing liens and encumbrances. The Sheriff's Office provides only limited information about the sale property, which includes the address and legal description. It is not possible for potential purchasers to view the interior of the structure prior to the sale.

The property sold may have a redemption period from eight months to one year. "Redemption" means that the owner may pay back the amount bid at the sale plus interest, taxes, etc. in order to redeem the property and become the owner again. If you have legal questions about this procedure, you should contact your attorney for direction, or read the Revised Code of the State of Washington pertaining to Redemption(RCW 6.23).

Sheriff's Office sale notices and notices regarding postponements of sales are posted in the Snohomish County Courthouse lobby. The sales of real property are published in various local newspapers, including theEverett Heraldand theSnohomish Tribune.

Real property sales are held on the first floor of the courthouse (3000 Rockefeller Ave, Everett) at 10 a.m.

If you are the winning bidder at a sale, you must provide the Sheriff's Office with cash or cashiers check made payable to the court clerks office issuing the Writ of Execution or Order of Sale by 12:00 p.m. the day of the sale, or the property will go to the next highest bidder.