Foreclosure Information

Real Property taxes become delinquent after three full years and Personal Property taxes become delinquent after one full year. After that time the County Treasurer will then begin foreclosure on the property or properties. (RCW 84.64)

  1. The Garfield County Treasurer’s Office will hold the foreclosure sales on delinquent Real Property and Personal Property tax sales. All foreclosure delinquent tax sales will be held at the Garfield County Courthouse in Pomeroy, WA.   Address: 789 Main Street.
  2. The Garfield County Treasurer’s office will start the foreclosure after the title search, Certificate of Delinquencies(s) and the Judgment and order of sale are filed with Superior Court. This process can take up to 90 days or more after the filings.
  3. All information on foreclosures will be listed on our web site. We have tax foreclosure sales so seldom that you will need to check with our office or the Forecloure Listing web page each year to see if there will be one.
  4. We advertise our Foreclosure Tax Sales at:
    • City Hall Bulletin Board
    • Courthouse Bulletin Board
    • Post Office Bulletin Board
    • East Washingtonian (Local Paper)
  5. Must be present to bid. Please come early the day of sale to register at the Garfield County Courthouse. Only individuals who complete and sign a bidder registration form and receive a bid number are eligible to bid. Only bids from bidders who hold up their number will be recognized.
  6. Any attendee attempting to interrupt the sale in any way will be removed from the premises and will not be allowed to return.
  7. Bidder must pay full bid amount within one hour of the sale. If a winning bid is accepted and the bidder defaults by rendering full payment within one hour after the close of the sale, the sale shall be reconvened, and the parcel(s) will be rebid starting at the original minimum bid. The defaulting bidder shall be excluded from the bidding on the property. If no bidder bids the minimum bid amount on any parcel, that parcel shall be announced as sold to Garfield County as Tax Title Property. There will be another auction at another date and time.
  8. Type of payment accepted will be CASH OR BANK CASHIER’S CHECK ONLY.
  9. Type of document issued will be a Treasurer’s Tax Deed.
  10. You may take possession of your property immediately after you have paid the County Treasurer’s Office for any money due on the property from the tax foreclosure sale.
  11. Once property is sold in a Treasurer’s Foreclosure Tax sale there is no redemption period unless the legal owner is a minor or considered legally incompetent. (RCW 84.64.070) 
  12. Bidders are advised that the tax deed does not warrant clear title. The parcels are offered on a “where is”, “as is” basis and the county makes no representation of 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.
  13. Any proceeds from the tax foreclosure sale in excess of the minimum bid will be held by the County Treasurer’s office for up to three years, to be refunded upon proper application of claim only by the last record owner.
  14. No county officer or employee shall directly or indirectly be a purchaser of such property at such sale. (RCW 84.64.080)

For more information contact:

Karen S. Roosevelt - Garfield County Treasurer
Tereasa Summers - Garfield County Chief Deputy Treasurer

Address: Office Hours:  

789 Main Street
PO Box 340
Pomeroy, WA 99347

M-F 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Closed 12:00 AM - 1:00 PM for lunch

Phone: 509-843-1531
Fax: 509-843-3941
E-Mail: treasurer@co.garfield.wa.us

 

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