All sales are conducted in pursuant to the provisions of the Ohio Revised Code. Real Estate Sales are held on Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m. on the first floor of the Scioto County Court House, 602 6th Street, Portsmouth, Ohio 45662. The official listing of upcoming property to be sold can be found in the Portsmouth Daily Times and are advertised each Wednesday for five consecutive weeks prior to the day of the sale. NOTE: effective January 30, 2013, any Orders of Sale received by this office will be advertised for three consecutive weeks as opposed to our past practice of five consecutive weeks and effective this same date, the detailed description of the parcel (s) being advertised will no loger be included however, the advertisement will note that the complete legal description of the parcel may be obtained from the county auditor and/or county recorders office. These changes are being made in accordance with HB138 which became effective 09/11/2008. The Sheriff’s Office does not have any keys to these properties. The list on this web site is for informational purposes only and may not contain current up to date withdrawls/cancellations. Complete lists of withdrawls/cancellations are read at the beginning of each Sheriff’s Sale.
Conditions of the Sale:
Normally, all bids begin at 2/3 of the appraised value of the property unless dictated otherwise by the court. If you purchase a property, you will be required to put down ten percent of the bid (cash/cashiers check/personal check) on the day of the sale with the balance to be paid upon delivery of the deed. All sales stipulate, “buyer beware”, as this Sheriff Sale operates under the Doctrine of Caveat Emptor. The Scioto County Sheriff’s Office makes no guarantee as to status of the deed prior to the sale, and suggest you do a deed search prior to bidding on the property. If you are the successful bidder, a deed will be prepared by the Sheriff’s Office once a copy of the confirmation is received from the Clerk Of Courts, which is normally within thirty to sixty days.
Properties may be withdrawn with a court order up to the day of sale. For an updated listing of sale withdrawls/cancellations or any questions concerning Sheriff Sales, please contact Sara at 740-355-8261.