Franklin County Sheriff

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Basic Information

All sales are pursuant to the provisions of the Ohio Revised Code. Our Sheriff Sales are held every Friday morning at 9:00 a.m. in the First Floor Press Room/Auditorium of the Franklin County Courthouse, 373 S. High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215. Sheriff Sales are not held on Federal Holidays.

Properties are advertised for three consecutive weeks beginning five weeks prior to sale in the Daily Reporter Newspaper. This is your legal source of information. The information provided on our website is a courtesy and should be verified for accuracy by the official advertisment. Additionally, a list is posted in the lobby of 373 S. High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215 and in our Real Estate office located at 373 S High Street, Floor 2B, Columbus Ohio 43215.

A court order is required to withdraw a property from sale. Withdrawal orders received by our office prior to the week of any scheduled sale are noted on our website. Withdrawals received the week of the sale are NOT updated on the website. A complete list of the withdrawals for the current week's sale is available by calling (614) 525-4231. This list is updated every Monday morning and Thursday afternoon. The withdrawals will also be read at the beginning of each auction.

To obtain current lien information on a property simply CLICK ON THE PARCEL NUMBER which will take you to the auditor's property information. Then CLICK ON THE RECORDER'S LINK in the bottom left corner (a direct link is under construction).

Foreclosure Procedures Due to House Bill 138

Any Praecipe Order of Sale filed after September 11, 2008 will be subject to the following procedures and policies adopted by the Franklin County Sheriff's Office in order to most effectively and efficiently meet the requirements outlined in House Bill 138.

What you need to know as a potential 3rd party purchaser


Conditions of the Sale

All bids begin at 2/3 of the appraised value of the property, unless otherwise directed by court order. If you are the successful bidder, you will need to deliver a cashier's check in the amount of the required deposit as well as a completed Real Estate Judicial Sale Purchaser Information Form at the time of the final bid. This form is available for printing on this website. The balance will be due thirty days after confirmation of sale as required by HB 138. All sales stipulate "Buyer Beware."

Frequently Asked Questions

For Foreclosure or Moving issues, please contact the Real Estate Division at 614-525-4231.