About Sheriff Sales

About Sheriff Sales

Sheriff Sales

***Notice: Starting February 26, 2020 the Wayne County Sheriff's Office will conduct online sales of real estate subject to foreclosure.

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Probate and Tax Foreclosures will be held at the Wayne County Justice Center, 201 West North Street, Wooster, Ohio. Sales Start at 10:00 A.M.

Foreclosure sales will be held online. Please clink the link to view sales and all information for online auctions of Sheriff Sales:


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 


The deposit is due at the time of sale. You may NOT leave the auction to obtain a deposit. If you do not have a deposit in the form of a cashier's check or certified check we will resell the property to the next highest bidder. 


Required forms can be found at the Map Office Website under +09 Conveyance Standards:  Map Office

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 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
Effective Immediately

The Daily record has made changes to the pricing of advertisements. Please contact The Daily Record for more information. 

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.

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.


If you have any further questions regarding this process, please contact us at 330-287-5766.

Online sales questions please contact  Realauction at 1-877-361-7325 or email at