New Form and Start Time for Sheriff's Sales
As of July 2022, bidders must complete the Sheriff’s Sale Registration Form (PDF) in order to be issued a bidder’s paddle. For new start times and other details see the registration section below.
Search for past and current Sheriff sale properties online. Property information is updated on an ongoing basis, we do not send out notices regarding changes to the properties. Please check the property list the day prior to the sale for the most current information.
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There is no access to these properties so they cannot be inspected or seen prior to the sale. These properties are not guaranteed free and clear of encumbrances. It is the potential buyer's responsibility to check for existing liens and outstanding water/sewage bills prior to the sale as these liens and bills may not be absolved by the Sheriff Sale.
Dates and Times
Sheriff's Sales are held on alternating Thursdays at the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office in the main lobby. Typically, registration is between 9:00am and 11:30am. Bid sheets are provided at 10:00am and the verbal auction begins at noon. Dates are posted to the calendar on this page. They are also posted under "Sheriff's Sales" in local newspaper legal notices on Monday of each week.
Indiana law prohibits a person who owes delinquent taxes, special assessments, penalties, interest, or costs directly attributable to real property under IC 6-1.1 from bidding on or purchasing property at a sheriff's sale. Bidders are required to affirm their qualifications by completing the Sheriff’s Sale Registration Form (PDF). For each sale you attend, bring the completed form with you in order to be issued a bidder’s paddle. Blank forms will be available at the sale. Registration typically takes place between 9:00am and 11:30am. You must be registered and in attendance to bid.
Terms are cash (certified funds) at the time of the sale. You must have with you the full amount you wish to bid on a property. If the property goes for less than the amount of the check tendered, a refund is available 10 business days following the sale.
To be informed of calendar changes, you may subscribe to our email and text message list by going to our NOTIFY ME page. Choose the option for Sheriff's Sale under the Calendar Section.