Sheriff’s Sale Disclaimer: The list shown is for the date listed at the top of the form. Changes in the status of each property may occur during the month after the list is posted. For updated information call the Real Estate Department at 610-891-4305 or email the Real Estate Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sales take place on the third Friday of each Month at 11:00 A.M. If the third Friday is a holiday, the sale will be held on Thursday.
Sales are held in the County Council Meeting Room on the first floor of the Government Center Building , Delaware County Court House, Front St. & Veterans Square, Media, PA.
Yes. For each property to be sold there is a handbill posted in the Sheriff's Office at the Delaware County Court House and an advertisement in the local newspaper where the property is situated and will appear once a week for the three weeks before the sale. In addition, there is a desk copy of the list for each month's sale available for reference in the Sheriff's Office. Copies of the list may be purchased for $5.00.
No, the properties are not available for inspection.
You need to attend the sale at the date and time advertised. The sale is a public auction and you will have to bid for the property.
Hand money is the deposit you have to pay in cash, or by certified check at the time of the sale.
The balance of your bid is payable within ten calendar days to the Sheriff in cash or by certified check. If you do not pay the balance of your bid, you lose your hand money and the property.
One example: you may buy a property with numerous liens requiring you to pay a lot more money than what you bid for the property that you must under the law pay to the lien holders to clear what is now YOUR Title/property.
Yes, there are significant differences. For information about Tax Sales or Judicial Sales, contact the Delaware County Tax Claim Bureau in the Government Center Building at the Courthouse in Media or call 610-891-4281.