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  • Starts October 23, 2023 at 11:00 AM ET (8:00 AM PT)
  • Ends October 23, 2023 Closing times vary; check Auctions for details.
  • Deposit Deadline October 17, 2023 at 4:00 PM ET (1:00 PM PT)
  • Settlement Deadline October 25, 2023 at 4:00 PM ET (1:00 PM PT)
Pierce County, WA Finance Department is offering 26 distraint mobile homes for auction online.
Bids start as low as $611.00

These are all NO RESERVE auctions! Preview Now!

Deposit Requirements

A single $250 deposit (plus a $35 non-refundable processing fee) is required to participate in the Pierce County, WA Finance Department Mobile Home Distraint Sale. **Please note that for Pierce County, all perspective bidders MUST fill out their vesting information before they are allowed to access the deposit instructions.**Your deposit must be received by Bid4Assets NO LATER THAN 4:00 PM ET (1:00 PM PT) Tuesday, October 17th. Please make your deposit well in advance of the auction in order to ensure your eligibility to bid.

Deposit Refunds

All deposits to non-winning bidders will be refunded via eCheck within 10 business days after the close of this auction. For further details regarding refund and post-auction procedures, please consult the Key Information section below and select the "After the Auction" tab.

Full Payment must be received by Bid4Assets no later than 4:00 PM ET (1:00 PM PT) on Wednesday, October 25, 2023. - No exceptions will be made. Bids on property will have a $50.50 title transfer fee.  Bids on property that are located in a mobile home park will have an additional title transfer fee.  The amount of the fee that the department must collect must be 0.25 percent of the sale price of the manufactured home, but in no case may the fee be less than one hundred dollars or greater than five hundred dollars.  There is also a $10 Mobile Home Real Estate Excise Tax fee through the Auditor's Excise Department. If the mobile home is to be moved, then sales tax will apply. These fees (except sales tax and park fee) have been added to the minimum bid. Consider the possible costs of the sales tax or park fee ($100 minimum to $500 maximum) when you are bidding. The additional title costs are not included in the winning bid. An individual will need to provide a driver's license number and a business will need to provide a UBI (Unified Business Identifier) number to complete the title transfer paperwork. 

If the payment policy is not adhered to, the winning bidder will forfeit their deposit to the county and may be banned from future sales.

There is a 10% Buyer's Premium (a $100 minimum) associated with the sale of this parcel. (The Buyer's Premium covers the costs associated with the auction). This amount will be added to the winning bid and will be included in the total purchase price paid by the Buyer to the Seller. Also a $35 per-parcel-won administrative fee will be added to the final sale price.

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Please select the orange “Click Here for Deposit Instructions” link above to submit your deposit. Please review the following additional information on deposits.

  1. Only one deposit is required to bid on every property available in this tax sale.
  2. Please reference the deposit ID listed in the instructions, rather than the ID of any individual auction. The deposit ID listed in the instructions is unique to this tax sale. Regardless of which auctions you plan to bid on, please use the deposit ID in the instructions.
  3. Only certified check/money order or wire transfer are accepted. ACH, direct deposit, credit card, or money transfers will be rejected. Please do NOT deposit funds directly into Bid4Assets’ escrow account.
  4. There is no limit to the amount you can bid; the bid deposit does not cap your bidding; it is simply a requirement to participate. Please do NOT send more money than the amount required deposit, or your deposit may be rejected.
  5. Please allow up to 48 business hours to acknowledge receipt of your deposit. You will be notified by email and in your message center when you are cleared to bid. Please note, certified checks/money orders may take an additional business day to process.
  6. For deposits received after the deadline, no guarantees can be made for participation. Bid4Assets’ deposit services team works diligently to clear deposits as quickly as possible, even late ones.

Bid4Assets urges all bidders to examine the title, location and desirability of all properties available in this sale to their own satisfaction prior to bidding.

If you are unable to discern desired information about a property through independent research, you are encouraged to contact the County in which the property is located. This information can be found in the “Contact Information” section.

Below you will find a video guide hosted by Bid4Assets CEO providing tips and highlighting best practices for researching tax sale properties prior to bidding for your convenience.

You will find an additional video below demonstrating useful navigation tips for this landing page which can help you prepare for the sale prior to bidding.

When you are ready to bid click “Place Bid” on the auction page.

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Enter your bid amount in the Bid Amount box and be sure to agree to all auction terms. At the bottom of the bid window, you will be prompted to reenter your Bid4Assets password as a security measure. A more comprehensive, step-by- step guide to bidding is available by clicking here.

Additional Bid information

What is an Auto Bid? An auto bid is a maximum proxy bid which is held in confidence by the system. Bid4Assets will use only as much of the maximum bid as is necessary to maintain the bidder's high bid position or to meet the reserve. Please note: If two bidders place auto bids for identical amounts on the same auction, the earlier bid will take priority.

Examples of Auto Bid:

  • 1. If the auction has a minimum bid of $200 and you enter your maximum bid amount of $400, your bid will automatically be placed at $200. Your bid will automatically increase as other bidders participate, up to your $400 maximum bid amount.
  • 2. If the auction has a Reserve Price of $20,000 (this amount is hidden from bidders) and you enter an Auto Bid of $18,000, your bid will automatically be placed at $18,000. The Reserve Price has not been met so there will be no winning bidder unless additional bids are placed.
  • 3. If the auction has a Reserve Price of $20,000 (this amount is hidden from bidders) and you enter an Auto Bid of $21,000, your bid will automatically be placed at the Reserve Price of $20,000. If another bidder jumps in, your bid will automatically increase until you meet your $21,000 maximum bid.

What is Overtime?
Overtime is the extension of an auction’s close time that keeps the auction open as long as there is active bidding on it. It occurs automatically when a bid is placed within the last few minutes of an auction. The auction will remain open until an entire overtime increment (typically five minutes) has passed without any bidding. The overtime increment for an auction will be indicated on the auction listing.

How can I Monitor My Auctions?
When participating in multiple auctions at once, it is advisable to only actively bid on one property at a time. You can find a list of properties that you have bid on in the “my bid list” tab of your profile. You will also receive confirmations of your placed bids as well as notifications of being out bid in your message center.

Can I bid on Withdrawn or Postponed Auctions?
No. Auctions must be live in order for you to able to place a bid. If a property is withdrawn or postponed by a county for any reason, it is no longer open for bidding. Please note, Bid4Assets does not have knowledge of why a property is withdrawn or postponed.

At the close of an auction, the highest bidder will be deemed the winner. After all the auctions in the county have closed, winning bidders will be notified in their message center if they have won any auctions. They will also receive details on auction settlement requirements. The winning bidder will see each of the parcels that they won listed as a link to DeedWizard.

DeedWizard allows bidders to provide vesting information quickly and easily for any property they have won and access settlement instructions. Any bidder that does not win a parcel or does not participate in the auction after submitting a deposit will receive a refund.

Winning Bidders

  • Winning bidders will be notified in their message center after every auction in the tax sale has closed. A DeedWizard link is provided for quick and easy transfer of vesting information.
  • Please review the county terms of sale for the payment deadline and make sure you have enough funds on hand to complete the sale within the deadline cited prior to bidding.
  • When making a settlement payment, please reference the auction IDs for the specific parcels you won.
  • Your deed will be transferred by the county within the timeframe specified in the county’s terms of service. Generally, this can be anywhere from three weeks to three months. For questions relating to the timeline on recording the deed, please contact the county.

All Other Participants

  • Any bidder who does not win one or more parcels after submitting a deposit will receive a notification after all auctions have closed informing them were an unsuccessful bidder.
  • Deposits for unsuccessful bidders will be refunded automatically with no need for request.
  • Refund checks will be sent via eCheck shortly after the close of the auction. Bidders will be notified via an additional email when their eCheck refund has been sent.
  • Refund eChecks will be sent to the email address associated with a bidder’s profile on Bid4Assets and made out to the name associated with that bidder’s Bid4Assets account. Please ensure this information is up to date before submitting a deposit.



All sales are final.  There are absolutely no refunds.

All bidders must be at least 18 years of age.  Bidders wanting the Title issued in their business/company name MUST register as a company. No changes will be made after award.

Research and Inspect Thoroughly Before You Bid

The prospective purchasers must do all research.  No representation of any official or employee concerning the condition of the manufactured / mobile home or title thereto is authorized by Pierce County Finance Department.  It is your responsibility as a bidder to have investigated any manufactured / mobile homes that you wish to bid on.  Prospective purchasers are urged to examine the title, location, and desirability of the manufactured / mobile homes available to their own satisfaction prior to the sale. Physical inspection of the property is recommended prior to purchase.  Pierce County Finance Department does not have the authority to grant access to property and does not condone trespassing.  The property is not secured real property or real estate including land and/or permanently affixed structures.


Properties are sold “AS IS”

The manufactured / mobile homes are offered on an "as is" and "where is" basis, and Pierce County Finance Department makes no representation of warranty, expressed or implied, nor any guaranty of warranty, expressed or implied, as to the condition of title to any item nor the physical condition, occupied or vacant, of any manufactured / mobile home or its fitness for any use or purposes.

Any photographs of an asset are for general representation purposes only. Pierce County Finance Department will not assume any liability for alleged loss or damage which may result from reliance upon any photograph.

Buyer Beware

All bidders participating in the online tax sale auction for other persons can be held responsible for any legal action that may result from the online auction process.

Please Note

Manufactured / mobile homes are sold subject to Federal Tax Liens, if any, when the items are up for bid.  Pierce County Finance Department assumes no liability for any other possible liens or encumbrances recorded or not recorded.

Buyer is hereby notified that local jurisdictions may deny a permit to site a mobile home manufactured before June 15, 1976 if it fails to meet either: Federal Housing and Urban Development standards and Fire and safety inspection by the Department of Labor and Industries.

Important Disclaimer

The Pierce County Finance Department and its employees are not liable for the failure of any electronic equipment that may prevent a person from participating in the sale.  “Devices” includes, but is not limited to, computer hardware, a computer network, a computer software application, and a computer Web site.

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