Property Management

Clatsop County owns a variety of properties ranging from small slivers of land to several acres. Management of these lands consists of defining appropriate uses for different parcels, property exchanges (sales, transfers) and other activities associated with real estate.

Clatsop County is dedicated to returning surplus county-owned land to the property tax rolls. Surplus lands are offered for purchase through public auctions, sealed bids or other sales as allowed by Oregon law.

Auctions of surplus land are generally held once a year and are advertised in The Daily Astorian for four consecutive weeks prior to the auction, usually in Friday issues. Auctions are held in accordance with ORS 275.110 and Resolution and Order of the Clatsop County Board of Commissioners. All properties are sold AS IS and for CASH. Payment is due in full by 5 p.m. the day of the auction.


There are no public auctions at this time.


Sealed bids may be accepted on properties that did not sell at previous public auctions. See "Sealed Bid Process" below for the sealed bid process.  "Earnest Money Agreement for Sealed Bid Form" to submit a bid.   "Current Listings" for a list of properties. 


Clatsop County will not warrant or defend the fee simple title to the listed properties as free of defects or encumbrances.  All properties listed are subject to all easements, liens, conditions and restrictions of record.  Clatsop County makes no warranty, express or implied, as to the existence of legal access or the ability to acquire permits for building, subsurface sewage, or any other development rights.  All bidders should have inspected properties prior to the sale.  All properties are sold AS IS.

Clatsop County will not furnish a survey or provide title insurance in any form.  Dimensions identified on maps or in other information are approximate and may or may not represent the actual properties boundaries.  Prospective purchasers are advised to consult with legal counsel, a title insurance company, or others as appropriate prior to purchase.

The Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to reject any and all bids.