Tax Sales & Bank Foreclosures
Please read the following information carefully as the laws pertaining to Orders of Sale file stamped on or after September 28, 2016 have changed per Senate House Bill 390.
The properties for sale are fully described in legal documents which can be obtained from the Athens County Common Pleas Court, Clerk’s Office. The Sheriff is merely an agent for the sale in accordance with the Court Order. Prospective purchasers are advised to search the public records to investigate title and description.
- Each sale will begin promptly at 10 am at 13 W. Washington Street, Athens, Ohio.
- Each case will have two (2) sale dates scheduled. (In case of No Bids on the first sale)
- For the first sale date, the starting bid will be 2/3 of the appraised amount.
- If the first sale has no bids, the second sale will start with no minimum bid.
- A deposit is required by 2 pm on the sale date and is based upon the appraised amount – see chart below.
- NO CASH. Personal or Certified check only.
- All purchasers are required to complete a Purchaser Information Form (see link below to print or one will be provided to you at the time of sale)
- Third Party Purchasers must provide a valid driver’s license or State ID to the Sheriff at the time of the sale.
- Remote bids – Each Judgment Creditor in the action may submit a remote bid to the Sheriff via fax or email, a fixed amount delivered to the Sheriff prior to 4:30 pm the business day before the sale. The remote bidders must provide a
Purchaser Information Form with the emailed or faxed bid. That bid shall be placed by the Sheriff at the time of the sale on their behalf.
- The legal owner of the property is the Defendant until the Deed is recorded.
- No one has a legal right to enter the property or make changes to the property except for the owner of the property. Except for the new Vacant/Abandoned rules.
- Once the Deed is recorded, the Sale is transferred to the new owner, either the Plaintiff or the 3rd party purchaser.
- IMPORTANT NOTE FOR SECOND SALE: as a condition for the second sale, the purchaser must pay, in addition to the amount bid, a deposit to the sheriff to be used to pay the costs and allowances of the sale. The Athens County Sheriff’s Office requires a deposit of $7,500.00. The Sheriff is required to return the deposit, less the amount used for costs and allowances, to the purchaser within 14 days after the transfer of sale. See O.R.C. 2923.211.
</= $10,000.00 = deposit of $2,000.00
>$10,000.00 </ =$200,000.00 = deposit of $5,000.00
>$200,000.00 = deposit of $10,000.00
Should you have additional questions, you may contact Joni Ross by phone at 740.566.4381, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax at 740.594.1374.
October 2016 Sales and Results
November 2016 Sales and Results
December 2016 Sales and Results
January 2017 Sales and Results
Purchaser Information Form
Remote Bid Form