Auctions are held on Thursdays on the ground level of the Licking County Courthouse, 1 Courthouse Square, Newark, Ohio 43055 at 10:30 am. Absolutely no cells phones permitted inside the Courthouse.
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.
Effective Jan 5, 2017, the
“Purchasers Information Sheet” must be turned in at the time of sale.
Down payment must be in cash, money order, certified check or cashier’s check, made payable to the Licking County Sheriff’s Office. The down payment must be received by the Sheriff’s Office no later than 2:00 pm the day of sale.
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.
Balance of purchase price is due within 30 days after confirmation of sale.
The legal owner of the property is the Defendant until the 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 may occupy the residence up to the Deed being recorded. If the Defendant does not vacate the property, the Plaintiff or 3rd party buyer can file for a Writ of Possession through the Clerk of Courts. The Sheriff’s Office will coordinate a date and time to meet at the property. You will need to contact a moving company, locksmith and a storage facility to store their belongings, for 30 days, at the new buyer’s expense. Until that time, you may not enter the property, change the locks, or mow the yard, etc.
There are no keys for the properties. You will need to get a locksmith to change the locks
after the house has been vacated.
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.
Neither the Licking County Sheriff’s Office nor any affiliates have access to the inside of said property.
Sales are “Buyer Beware”. Consult an attorney if you are in doubt. The Licking County Sheriff’s Office cannot give legal advice.
2329.211 In every action of Judicial Sale or Execution of residential property if the Judgement Creditor is the purchaser they shall not be required to make a deposit on the sale.
All other purchases shall make sale deposit as follows for Sheriff Sales:
If the appraised value of the property is:
</= $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
Deposits for Tax Foreclosures:
A minimum bid (displayed under appraised amount) will be set, which is the amount of the delinquent taxes, assessments and court costs. The amount of the minimum bid must be paid the day of the sale by certified check or money order. If the property brings more than the minimum bid, the balance of the purchase price must be paid upon confirmation of sale. PLEASE NOTE that failure or refusal to pay for real property after purchase at sheriff's sale will subject the buyer to punishment for contempt of court.