July 22, 2024

Foreclosure Sales

Foreclosure sales are held at 11:00 AM on the front steps of the Courthouse. We accept cash, money orders, cashier’s checks, certified checks, or governmental agency checks. Anyone bidding on a property should have already made financial arrangements so they can meet the requirements of the sale. The successful bidder shall post immediately with the Clerk a deposit equal to 5% of the final bid. There will be no refund of the deposit. The deposit will be applied to the sale price at the time of payment. If final payment is not received by 4:30 PM on the 10th day following the sale, the Clerk will re-advertise the sale and pay all costs of the sale from the deposit, and any remaining funds shall be applied toward the judgment. Failure to make the deposit and/or final payment as required may result in being barred from bidding.

Bidding will not be concluded until the deposit is tendered. The bidding will not be suspended to allow a bidder time to obtain the required deposit. If the high bidder is unable to pay the deposit immediately, bidding will resume at the next highest bid and continue until all bids are taken and the property is sold. The auction will end when the bidder makes the deposit and the Clerk announces that the property is sold.

Successful bidder must post five percent (5%) of the final bid at the time of the sale. Successful bidder must pay the following in addition to the deposit:

  • Registry of the Court Fee: (3% of first $500.00 and 1.5% of the balance of bid)
  • Documentary Stamps for Certificate of Title: ($.70 per $100.00 or fraction thereof)

The Clerk of Court’s office does not guarantee clear title to the property. A purchaser at a judicial sale takes the property subject to any defects, liens, encumbrances, and all matters of which the purchaser has notice of or which the purchaser could have obtained knowledge.

Upcoming Foreclosure Sales