Beginning August 19, 2021, the Licking County Sheriff’s Office will conduct the sale of real estate subject to foreclosure and tax sales 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://licking.sheriffsaleauction.ohio.gov
All prospective bidders will need to familiarize themselves with this online process.
Realauction will conduct webinar training. Registrants for webinar training must contact Realauction Customer Service at 1-877-361-7325 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
All person(s) who want to bid on a property offered by the Licking 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 (7) seven days immediately prior to the date of sale. This is generally known as a proxy bid.
On scheduled Thursday’s at 10:30 am, Eastern Time, the online auction will begin. An 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.
Deposits are as follows for Real Estate Sheriff Sales:
If the appraised value of the property is:
$10,000.00 or less = Deposit of $2,000.00
$10,000.01 - $200,000.00 = Deposit of $5,000.00
$200,000.01 or greater = Deposit of $10,000.
Tax Sale deposits will be the amount of the delinquent taxes, assessments and court costs.
These deposits must be at Realauction prior to bidding.
Wire Transfer Deposits Must be received by 5:00 pm two (2) Business Days BEFORE the Thursday Auction
ACH Debit Deposits Must be initiated by 4:00 pm five (5) Business Days BEFORE the Thursday Auction
Balance of the purchase price is due within 30 days after confirmation of sale in the form of a certified bank check or a title company check made out to: Licking County Sheriff’s Office
All Sheriff’s Sale starting bids will be two-thirds of the appraised amount. If the property remains unsold after the first auction, then a second auction shall be held and the property shall be sold to the highest bidder without regard to the minimum bid requirement in section 2329.20 of the Revised Code, but subject to section 2329.21 of the Revised Code relating to costs, allowances, and real estate taxes. This second auction shall be held not earlier than seven days and not later than thirty days after the first auction. A residential property that remains unsold after two auctions may be subsequently offered for sale without regard to the minimum bid requirement in section 2329.20 of the Revised Code or disposed of in any other manner pursuant to this chapter or any other provision of the Revised Code.
ORC 2329.311 - Sales sold with no minimum bid (2329.52(B)). The Judgment Creditor and First Lienholder each have a right to redeem the property within 14 days of the sale by paying the full purchase price to the Clerk of Court and the Clerk of Court shall proceed with the redeeming party considered the successful purchaser of the sale.
No employees of the Sheriff’s Office or its affiliates have access to the inside of any of the properties to be offered at auction.
Advertisements are printed in the Newark Advocate once a week for three consecutive weeks before the day of sale, on the same day of the week.
The purchaser shall be responsible for cost, allowance, and taxes that the proceeds of the sale are insufficient to cover.
The Sheriff’s Office does not guarantee a clear title. A title search is recommended.
Sales are "Buyer Beware". The Licking County Sheriff’s Office cannot give legal advice.
The legal owner of the property is the Defendant/Debtor until the Sheriff’s Deed is recorded and ownership is transferred. No one has a legal right to enter the property or make changes to the property except for the owner of the property. The Defendant/Debtor may occupy the residence until the Sheriff’s Deed is recorded. If the Defendant/Debtor does not vacate the property, the Plaintiff or 3rd party buyer can file for a Writ of Possession through the Clerk of Courts. A purchaser cannot enter the property, change the locks, or mow the yard, etc. until the Writ of Possession process is complete. There are no keys for the properties. A purchaser will need to get a locksmith to change the locks after the house has been vacated, etc.