Purchase Information

Tax Foreclosed Property

Pursuant to ORS 275, tax foreclosed property must first be offered at a Sheriff's Auction. If not sold at that time, surplus property will be added to the available property list, and may be sold by private sale throughout the year.

Sheriff's Auction

The Sheriff's Auction is typically held in late October or November.

Both the Available Property List and the Sheriff's Auction List (when an auction is scheduled) are located on this site. Lincoln County does not maintain a mailing list for the Sheriff's Auction.

The Property Management Department maintains files on all parcels available, public information from which can be viewed by appointment only.

No less than the minimum bid will be accepted for at least 1 year following the auction.

Need Maps?

If you need copies of maps, please use the Interactive Map Application.

In many cases, there are no addresses available. Property is generally only given an address at the time when a building permit is issued. (In other words, bare land rarely has an address, unless it previously had an improvement located on it.)

Zoning Information

For property within a city, contact that city's Planning/Community Development Department. For property outside of cities, contact the County Planning Department for information regarding septic approvals or zoning:

Lincoln County Planning Department
Public Service Building
210 SW 2nd Street
Newport, OR

Phone: 541-265-4192

8 am to 4 pm

Liens and Encumbrances

If you want to find out about liens or encumbrances, you'll need to contact a title company of your choice, at your own cost.

Make an Offer

To make an offer, please send it to the address listed in the page footer. You will need to:

  1. Identify each parcel by Map and Tax Lot.
  2. State your offer; whether you want to pay cash or enter into a land sales contract with Lincoln County.
  3. Print your name, address and phone number.
  4. Make sure to sign and date your offer.
  5. Offers must be by U.S. Mail, not email.

Once an offer is made, it can take between 2 to 4 weeks to receive an answer, depending on what information needs to be obtained.

The County will either accept your offer, reject your offer, or make a counteroffer.

Before doing much research on a particular parcel, please contact Property Management to verify if it's still available for purchase.

Land Sales Contract:

Notice: We currently do not have any properties that are eligible for a land sales contract. All available properties are for sale as cash only.

The current recording fees are $103 for a quitclaim deed.

Need More Information?

880 NE 7th Street
Newport, OR 97365

Phone:  541-265-4967
Office hours by appointment
Email Property Management