Whidbey Examiner


Island County to auction delinquent land

December 7, 2012 · Updated 10:10 AM

The Island County Treasurer will be auctioning up to 59 parcels of land to the highest bidder at 3 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Island County Commissioner’s Hearing Room, 1 NE Sixth St., Room B102, Coupeville.

The parcels are being sold due to non-payment of 2009 and prior property taxes. Island County Superior Court ordered the treasurer to sell the property on Nov. 26.

The parcels range from an unimproved lot to a lot with improvements and have assessed values up to $734,715. At press time, the lowest estimated minimum bid is $1,295.59 and the highest estimated minimum bid is $36,321.52.

All sales must be concluded at the close of each bid.

The bidder must be prepared to cover the successful bid at the time the property is announced “sold.”

Failure to do so will trigger an immediate resale of the property to the previous highest bidder and the defaulting bidder will be excluded from further participation in the auction. All payments must be made in full by cash, cashier’s check or money order.

Tax foreclosure sales can only take place after property taxes are at least three years delinquent. This sale is being conducted in accordance with RCW 84.64.

Those interested in the upcoming sale may go to islandcounty.net/treasurer or call Julaine Smith, Collections Deputy at 360-678-7842 for information.


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