What exactly is a Sheriff’s Sale?
A sheriff’s sale is a public auction of real property which takes place at the end of the foreclosure process. A foreclosure occurs when payments have not been made on a mortgaged property. As a result, the lender files suit in court to terminate the property owner’s rights of possession so that the lender may sell the property to recover its loss. If the lender prevails, the court then directs the sheriff to schedule the property for sale.
How can I obtain a hard copy of the sales?
At this time, hard copies of the Sheriff sales are placed on the announcement board at our office at 104 East Second Street in Pomeroy. However, you could also print and view the list online.
Where can I view upcoming Sheriff Sales?
Sheriff sales can be viewed on a hard copy posted on a bulliten board in our office at 104 E. Second Street, Pomeroy, or they can be viewed in the Classifieds section of the Daily Sentinel on Wednesdays. We are also trying to have them posted online on our website as often as possible.
What are the terms if I purchase a property at a Sheriff Sale?
Please note that all third-party purchasers shall make sale deposits as follows:
</= $10,000= Deposit of $2,000.00
>$10,000</= $200,000= Deposit of $5,000.00
>$200,000= Deposit of $10,000.00
Deposits are to be made out to the Meigs County Sheriff's Office no later than 3:00 pm the day of the sale.
Payment shall be made in the form of a certified/cashier’s check (cash and personal checks are not accepted). No deposit is required by the bank. All properties are as is and NOT to be entered until the deed is in the purchaser’s possession. Failure to pay for a property bid at auction will result in loss of deposit and contempt of court charges being filed against the purchaser. All property sold at Sheriff’s Sale is sold on an “as is” basis with no warranty or guarantee. All utilities(Such as water and sewage) are the purchasers responsibility. All liens and taxes to date of the sale will be included in the purchase price. All sales take place on the courthouse steps located on 100 East Second Street, Pomeroy Ohio at 10:00 am on Fridays.
How soon after the sale can I expect to receive my deed?
The Sheriff's Office is not responsible for drafting a confirmation entry or the purchasers deed. This is the attorney's responsibility. This can take up to several weeks after the sale to make sure everything is correct on both documents.
After the sale, how long until I have to pay the amount due?
After the entry and deed are received and correct, the Secretary will make contact with the purchaser to advise final payment is then due. The purchaser will then have 30 days from the date of the contact to bring payment into the Sheriff's Office.
Can I go into my newely purchased property or start renovations?
NO. You are not allowed to access the purchased property until you have the deed in hand.
We ask that you regularily check back to this website. As new sales become available, they will be posted here immediately.