This page hosts a partial resource list for the Multnomah County Tax Title Public Sale September 30, 2020.  However, it is not exhaustive and is not a substitute for buyer's independent due diligence and satisfaction of the condition and value of any particular property.  All properties are sold “AS IS.” Potential buyers should thoroughly investigate all aspects of a property prior to bidding. Multnomah County does not guarantee or warrant that any parcel is usable for any particular purpose. Please be advised that County employees are not authorized to answer specific questions regarding the properties, including but not limited to: the size, the condition, the planning, zoning or building codes or regulations applicable thereto. Any statement by a County employee on these matters is not binding on the County; except and unless such a statement is made by a County Land Use Planning Division staff member in the context of a formal land use decision wherein the County is the land use planning jurisdiction with respect to the subject property.  It is highly recommended buyer and interested parties independently verify any information and identify all relevant information.  We cannot conduct real property research on behalf of any bidders.

  • FLIER: Here is the four property offering flier:  Public Sale 9.30.20 FLIER (1.36 MB)
  • PUBLIC SALE RULES: DRAFT #1:  Public Sale 9.30.20 RULES AND PROCEDURES FINAL (79.89 KB)
  • REGISTRATION FORM:  Public Sale 9.30.20 REGISTRATION FORM (81.99 KB)
  • EARNEST MONEY AGREEMENT:  Standard Earnest Money Agreement September 30, 2020 (30.96 KB)
  • COVID-19 REQUIREMENTS
  • CERTIFICATE OF SALE FORM:  Certificate of Sale Template (51.51 KB)
  • DEEDS: Multnomah County makes no warranties or guarantees regarding the title to the properties offered for sale, but shall only sell and convey such interest as the County acquired by foreclosure or other means and holds at the time of sale.  The deed is the original acquired interest and not a substitute for independent title research and due diligence.
  • ZONING MAP CHANGES: PortlandMaps is an important tool for zoning, land use, and related property information.  Some of the properties may be subject to zoning changes. This map site shows the adopted changes and study areas. There may be other zoning changes, land use restrictions, or applications which should be independently researched by any interested bidder.  One or more of the properties may be subject to the Environmental Overlay Zone Map Correction Project Map.

  • URBAN RENEWAL: Some properties may be located within a PDC Urban Renewal Area or City of Gresham Urban Renewal Area.

  • DART RESOURCES: The Division of Assessment, Recording and Taxation (DART) has research tools including Records.

  • NOTICES OF VIOLATION: Some of the properties are subject to Notices of Violation.  The buyer will be responsible for the underlying conditions upon sale.  These are known violations, however, it is not exhaustive and each property at the Public Sale should be independently researched:

  • LIENS: UPDATE 9.29.20: Under ORS 312.214 and ORS 312.270, the County’s ownership of property after foreclosure is of “utmost stability” and “free from all liens and encumbrances.” The City of Portland acknowledges that after the Closing of a subject property, they will release all liens after confirmation from the County of sale to a private party.

    Despite the clear and straightforward language in the statute, title companies often continue to show non-municipal liens on title reports after foreclosure and sale by the County.  The County pays any assessments attributable violations assessed for conditions during County ownership.

  • TITLE INSURANCE: The County does not provide title insurance.  Bidders should do their due diligence on the insurability of any property, any encumbrances, easements, or restrictions, or other elements of title.

  • SURVEY: Multnomah County has no obligation to survey the properties.  The presence or an absence of a survey commissioned by Multnomah County for a subject property does not imply any condition or satisfaction of boundary, title, or accessibility of any property.  When a survey is commissioned, it is linked here.  Also, Multnomah County Survey and Assessor Image Locator: SAIL 

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  • IRS LIENS: Some properties may have IRS Liens.  It is the responsibility of the Purchaser to investigate.  The County does not pay IRS Liens.

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  • INTERIOR CONDITIONS: Some of the properties have conditions of mold, lead paint and structural compromise that make interior access impractical.  These interior photos provide some indication of the conditions without any independent investigation by Multnomah County.  The properties are sold "AS IS."

  • LEAD BASED PAINT: Deconstruction of older improvements often include hazardous materials including, but not limited to, lead based paint.

  • OREGON DEQ: DEQ has information on heating oil tanks and other conditions.  Asbestos information is also available at DEQ.

  • CONDOMINIUM DOCUMENTS: Please contact the respective Associations for more information

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