Washington County is one of 36 counties in the U.S. state of Oregon. As of the 2010 census, the population was 529,710, making it the second most populous county in the state. The county seat and largest city is Hillsboro.
Originally named Twality when created in 1843, the territorial legislature renamed it for the first president of the United States, George Washington, in 1849. The original boundaries included the entire northwest corner of Oregon before sections became new counties. The Tualatin River and its drainage basin are almost entirely within the county, with the county nearly coterminous with the Tualatin Valley. It is bordered on the west and north by the Northern Oregon Coast Range, on the south by the Chehalem Mountains, and on the north and east by the Tualatin Mountains (or West Hills).
Oregon’s Washington County is a short drive from Portland, in the northern Willamette Valley of Oregon wine country. Home to nationally renowned golf courses, award-winning wineries, tax-free shopping, hands-on agricultural experiences, outdoor recreational activities, scenic drives, cycling trails and more, Washington County offers an unparalleled experience for all travelers.
Explore the scenic beauty of the area along the 60-mile Vineyard and Valley Scenic Tour Route, which winds through agricultural lands and bucolic communities, showcasing Pacific Northwest wineries, vineyards and farms. Ride the Tualatin Valley Scenic Bikeway for a 50-mile tour through Washington County’s rural communities and lush forests.
A sheriff’s sale is a public auction sale of property held by the sheriff pursuant to a writ (court order) of execution (to seize and sell the property) to satisfy (pay) a judgment, after notice to the public. There are three types of sales that take place at these auctions, Mortgage foreclosure, Tax lien, and Tax sale. Each property is listed by its book and writ number. The highest bidder is required to immediately submit ten percent of the winning bid while at the auction. The rest of the money must be paid to the Sheriff’s Office no later than thirty days following the auction. If the money is not paid, the house/property will be auctioned off at the next sale.
A trustee sale is a sale by a property in foreclosure due to default in the loan made from the lender, who holds a trustee deed on the property. State statutes, which vary by state, govern the notice requirements for publication of the sale of the foreclosed property. A foreclosure sale can take place at public auction. The property may be sold to a third party bidder or revert back to the lender for a specified amount.
Washington County Court House
150 N 1st Avenue MS37
Hillsboro, OR 97124