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Wayne County Sheriff's Office

Civil Division 330-287-5766







House Bill 390


These changes will be in effect for all sales that were issued by the court on September 28, 2016 or after. 


The first Sheriff Sale Auction that will be effected is on November 16, 2016, and every Sheriff Sale thereafter. 



Here are the new requirements for the Sheriff Sale Auctions: 


* Deposit amounts now are as follows: 

~ If the appraised value of the property is less than or equal to $10,000.00, the deposit will be $2,000.00.

~If the appraised value of the property is greater than $10,000.00 but less than or equal to $200,000.00, the deposit will be $5,000.00.

~ If the appraised value of the property is greater than $200,000.00, the deposit will be $10,000.00

* Second Sale Date: 


There will be a second sale date for every unsold property. The second sale date will have no minimum bid. Although there is no minimum bid, purchaser is responsible for costs, allowances and real estate taxes the proceeds of the sale are insufficient to cover. The purchaser will follow the same deposit amount as the first sale requirements.


Be advised:  If you are the highest bidder of the property, the plaintiff has the right to reverse the sale. The plaintiff can buy the property back for the amount you purchased the property. The purchaser's deposit will be returned to you. The plaintiff has 14 days from the sale date to redeem the property. 



* Remote Bidding:


The judgment creditor and/or any lienholder(s) are entitled to submit a bid via email or fax prior to 4:30 p.m. the business day directly before the sale. The judgment creditor and/or any lienholder(s) bids are not disclosed until the time of the sale. This bid will be the opening bid. The Sheriff's Office will only give the maximum bid of the judgment creditor and/or lienholders(s) at the sale. The 330-287-5716 and/or wcsocivil@wcsohio.org. This may ONLY be used by the judgment creditor and/or leinholder(s).  The purchaser information form and remote bid form must accompany your bid. 


* Newspaper Ads: 

House Bill 390 has increased the advertisement cost for the newspaper to $425 for 3 consecutive weeks. REMINDER: This is a flat fee, no reimbursements will be issued even if the sale is withdrawn.

* Additional Changes: 

House Bill 390 will produce more changes. These changes will be effective within the next five years. Changes will be posted on our website as they become applicable.


Foreclosure sales are held Wednesday at the Wayne County Justice Center, 201 West North Street, Wooster, Ohio. 

Sales Start at 10:00 A.M. 

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office will only accept: 

* Cashier's Check or a Certified Check  

*  Checks made payable to The Wayne County Sheriff's Office. 

* Identification 


All sales are pursuant to the provision of the Ohio Revised Code. They are published in The Daily Record, Wooster, Ohio, and legal ads appear in Friday's edition. Properties are published 3 consecutive weeks in advance of the sale.

All bids begin at 2/3 of the appraised value of the property, unless dictated otherwise by the courts. However, if the judgment creditor and/or lienholder(s) place a remote bid, this bid will be the starting bid at the sales. 

 All sales are as is or "buyer beware" and properties are not open for inspection at any time prior to sale.

There was no inside inspection of the property and the Sheriff is not liable for the condition of the property upon confirmation of the sale.

Foreclosure sales are held Wednesday at the Wayne County Justice Center, 201 West North Street, Wooster, Ohio. 


Click here for the Property Description Approval Form and the requirements for Wayne County deeds and legal descriptions.



To See a Listing of Sheriff Sales, Click Here

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