If no person submits a minimum bid for the property offered for sale, the county becomes the winning bidder by default and the property then becomes tax title property. The county holds the property in trust for the taxing districts and any future sales are held according to the tax title statutes RCW 36.35.
All properties held by Franklin County are sold by public auction. At any time, the public can search properties owned by Franklin County on this website through the property tax inquiry parcel search, by typing Franklin County on the owner search line. They can then fill out an application for re-sale of tax title property on particular parcel(s) - Land Sale Application (XLS) for the commissioners to authorize the re-sale of the tax title property.
If you should have any further questions, please contact our office at 509-545-3518 or email us.