Sheriff's Sales Information
NOTICE ONLINE SHERIFF’S SALES
Beginning on January 1st, 2021 the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting the sale of real estate subject to foreclosure on the Official Public “Sheriff’s Sale Website” which is operated by Realauction based on a contract with the Ohio Department of Administrative Services. The process and procedures under which these sales will be completed are detailed at the Realauction website https://auglaize.sheriffsaleauction.ohio.gov. All prospective bidders should familiarize themselves with this new process.
In General the following key points are noted:
- All person(s) who want to bid on property offered by the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office must register with Realauction. Registration will include completion of the Purchaser Information Form.
- Properties will be open for bid, at least seven days immediately prior to the date of sale. This is generally known as a proxy bid.
- Each Thursday at 1:30PM, Eastern Time, the online auction will begin. Auction will be conducted for each individual property; however only one property will be sold at a time. After a property is sold the next scheduled property sale will begin.
- Minimum deposits ($2,000/$5,000/ $10,000 set by law) must be at Realauction for wire deposits must be received by 5 PM (eastern time) two (2) business days and ACH Debit deposits must be received by 4pm Eastern Time seven days prior to the Thursday auction. This means the deposit funds must be in the account of Realauction by wire transfer or ACH by that date. Plantiff’s and Judgement Creditors,as set forth in the Court Order, are not required to meet the advertised deposit requirement.
NOTE: Tax sales, Tax Lein Certificate Sales and Probate cases will be sold at Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office lobby 1051 Dearbaugh Ave. Wapakoneta, OH 45895.
Realauction will conduct webinar training. Registrants for webinar training MUST contact realauction customer service at 1-877-361-7325 or email at email@example.com
Beginning November 2010, Sheriff Sales will be held at the Auglaize County Sheriff's Office, 1051 Dearbaugh Ave., Wapakoneta, Ohio, unless otherwise noted. Sales are held on Thursday's at 1:30 pm.
Terms of Foreclosure Sale
Balance due upon delivery of the Sheriff's Deed. Note: (In some cases the deposit amount is specified in the order of sale praecipe issued from the court. This will be reflected in the sale advertisement listed here, and in the newspaper.)
ALL SALES ARE CLASSIFIED, "BUYER BEWARE"
Sheriff's Sales are held at the Auglaize County Sheriff's Office, 1051 Dearbaugh Avenue, Wapakoneta, Ohio. Sales are held on Thursday's at 1:30pm
Notice: Pursuant to HB390 effect on all order of sales issued by the Court on or after September 28, 2016, please note the following changes:
1. The deposit for all third party purchasers will be as follows:
If the appraised value of the property is:
• Less than or equal to $10,000.00 a $2,000.00 deposit is required
• Greater than $10,000.00 and less than or equal to $200,000.00 a $5,000.00 deposit is required.
• Greater than $200,000.00 a $10,000.00 deposit is required
2. Judgment Creditors ONLY may now submit a remote bid to the Sheriff's Office via fax 419-739-6567 or e-mail. The remote bid of the Judgment Creditor must be a FIXED amount delivered to the Sheriff's Office via overnight delivery, Courier, fax or e-mail PRIOR to 4:30pm the business day before the sale. Remote bidders must provide their Purchaser Information Form, when they submit their bid. The Auglaize County Sheriff's Office will confirm the receipt of a remote bid by sending notice via faxor e-mail to the submitter of a remote bid. The Sheriff's Office Administration personnel leave at 4:00pm any remote bids received after this time will be confirmed the following morning. The Sheriff shall provide notice of the results posted on the Auglaize County Sheriff's website no later than the close of the business day on the date of the sale.
(When submitting bids (via e-mail or fax) it is highly recommended that you contact the Sheriff's Office - to confirm that the bid and Purchaser information has been received.)
3. Third party purchasers must deliver the required deposit and the completed purchaser information form at the time of the sale. Check (personal, cashiers or money orders) or cash is accepted.
4. If a property remains unsold after the first sale, a second sale shall be held and the property shall be sold to the highest bidder with no minimum bid but subject to ORC 2329.21 relating to costs, allowance and real estate taxes. The possible second sale date will be specified in the original advertising of the property. The Plaintiff will have 14 days from date of sale to redeem the property by paying the full purchase price.
• Sheriff Sales are normally advertised in the Wednesday edition of the Evening Leader or the Wapakoneta Daily News, but that is subject to change in case of holidays.
•Sale information posted on the website is normally updated within 24 hours of any change in status
Effective January 1, 2017
Property Description Approval Form will be required for accuracy of property description.
Please submit the Property Description Approval Form with property description to:
The Auglaize County Tax Map Office
209 S Blackhoof Street - Suite 104
Wapakoneta Ohio 45895
(a self-addressed, stamped envelope must be included for return)
Once the legal description has been approved by the map department, The Approval Description Sheet will be returned to the requestor in the self-addressed, stamped envelope.
The Approval Description Sheet should be sent with the praecipe when filing an Order of Sale with the Clerk of Courts.
When filing a praecipe Order of Sale, plaintiffs must provide a copy of the approved Property Description Approval Form summary with the paperwork.
Take time to read the commonly asked questions section below to get a better understanding of how sheriff sales work in Auglaize County.
Status of any sale can change anytime up to the time of the sale. Sheriff Sales are normally advertised in Wednesday edition of the Evening Leader and the Wapakoneta Daily News, but that is subject to change in case of holidays.
ENTERING THE PROPERTY WITHOUT THE PERMISSION OF THE OWNER OR OCCUPANTS IS A VIOLATION OF OHIO REVISED CODE SECTION 2911.21. PUNISHABLE UP TO 30 DAYS IN JAIL AND $250.00 FINE.
Note: Property still belongs to the original owner even though the order of sale has been issued from the court. If you purchase a property at sheriff's sale, and have deposit down, it still belongs to the original owner until the Common Pleas Judge has signed the confirmation of sale. This process can take up to 30 days or more. This is hard for people to understand, and can be very risky in terms of money and other concerns. If you have any questions regarding this you should consult your personal attorney before any real estate purchase from a sheriff sale. We cannot advise you of any legal questions you may have.
Local Court Rule 21 States:
1. In every action hereinafter filed, wherein a Judicial Sale of real estate is contemplated by the Complaint or subsequent Pleadings, the party praying for said sale or the undersigned hereby certifies that an examination of the public records of Auglaize County, Ohio had been made to determine the ownership of subject real estate and all parties who may claim an interest therein, and that in the opinion of the undersigned all such parties have been named as parties to this action, "stating as exceptions any interested party not so named.
2. Upon any decree subsequently issued which orders the sale of real estate, the party or attorney having requested said sale shall further certify: "The undersigned hereby certifies that the examination of title to subject real estate had been extended to _____________________ (date of order of sale) to determine if any parties have acquired any interest therein subsequent to said previous examination and said examination discloses that in the opinion of the undersigned there are no such parties to whom the doctrine of lis pendens applies," also stating as further exceptions any such party not subject to lis pendens.
3. The Sheriff, Deputy or party conducting the sale shall prior thereto announce that any purchaser shall have twenty (20) days from the date of sale to obtain an examination of title to said real estate. Should such examination disclose the title so purchased to be unmarketable by reason of any defect in the proceedings, or the existence of any interest not disclosed in either of the certifications described above, no liability shall be predicated on the certifications, but said purchaser may, within the twenty (20) day period, notify the Court thereof by written Motion requesting that said sale be set aside. If the Court upon hearing finds said title to be unmarketable, the Court shall refuse to confirm said sale. The Court may, however, fix a reasonable time within which such defect may be corrected.
4. THIS RULE SHALL NOT APPLY TO PROCEEDINGS COMMENCED BY THE TREASURES OF AUGLAIZE COUNTY FOR FORECLOSURES OR NONPAYMENT OF REAL ESTATE TAXES, OR OTHERWISE.
The Auglaize County Sheriff's Office does not have keys for the properties that are being sold. The bank or lending company should be contacted with any questions about an inspection of the property. Any questions about the utilities should be directed to the company or the municipality that provides the service.
The appraisals of these properties was completed without an interior inspection. The Sheriff's Office nor the appraisers are responsible for the condition of the property at the time the purchaser takes possession.
RECENT CHANGES IN LEGISLATION MAY REQUIRE A PURCHASER TO OBTAIN A SURVEY PRIOR TO RECORDING A DEED. (SEE OHIO REVISED CODE SECTION 315.251). THE COST OF SURVEY SHALL BE AT THE PURCHASER'S EXPENSE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS RELATIVE TO THE NEW LEGISLATION, IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED THAT YOU CONTACT YOUR ATTORNEY.
[§ 315.25.1] § 315.251 When boundary survey plat and description required. Text of Statute *(A) If a deed conveying title to real property is presented to the county auditor for transfer, and the deed contains a legal description for land that is a cut-up or split of the grantor's one or more existing parcels of land as shown in the county auditor's records, or if the legal description of the land conveyed in the deed is different from the legal description shown in the prior deed to the grantor, a boundary survey plat in conformity with the new description shall be submitted with the deed. The survey plat and description shall satisfy the minimum standards for boundary surveys promulgated by the board of registration for professional engineers and surveyors pursuant to Chapter 4733. of the Revised Code. If, in the opinion of the county engineer, the survey plat and description satisfy those standards, the county auditor shall accept the deed for transfer and a copy of the survey plat shall be filed in the county engineer's survey file for public inspection. This section applies only if the requirements of this section are included in the standards governing conveyances of real property in the county adopted under section 319.203 [319.20.3] of the Revised Code. (B) Beginning on the effective date of this amendment, in the counties where the county engineer elects to engage in the private practice of engineering or surveying under division (B) of section 325.14 of the Revised Code the county auditor of that county shall designate another engineer who is registered under Chapter 4733. of the Revised Code and who is employed in the same county engineer's office to perform the duty of the county engineer under division (A) of this section or to exercise or perform any authority or duty of the county engineer under section 319.203 [319.20.3] of the Revised Code if the county engineer reasonably believes that the performance of that duty or exercise of that authority by the county engineer would constitute a violation of Chapter 102. of the Revised Code or any other similar civil or criminal statute. Pursuant to this authorization, the designee engineer shall act in the place of the county engineer. Neither the county engineer nor the designee engineer shall discuss any matter reasonably related to this authorization. Any act in compliance with this section is not a violation of Chapter 102. of the Revised Code or any other similar statute. Division (B) of this section applies only to a county engineer holding office on the effective date of this amendment during such time as the person continues to serve that term or an immediately consecutive term of office as a county engineer. HISTORY: 146 v S 158 (Eff 5-8-96); 146 v S 287 (Eff 3-13-97); 146 v S 262. Eff 3-18-97. * The division (A) in SB 287 (146 v --) is deleted by SB 262 (146 v --) The division (A) presented here is the material enacted by SB 262 (146 v --)