Sheriff Sales

The Ashtabula County Sheriff's Office staff sets foreclosure sale dates for foreclosed homes throughout Ashtabula County. The staff works closely with the courts and law firms throughout the entire sale process. 

*EFFECTIVE APRIL 1, 2019, WE WILL NOW ONLY HOLD SHERIFF SALES ONCE A MONTH. SALES WILL BE HELD ON THE FIRST MONDAY OF EVERY MONTH AT 10 A.M. TAX SALES WILL NOT CHANGE AND WILL REMAIN ON THE FIRST AND THIRD FRIDAY OF EACH MONTH.*

Basic Information

All sales are pursuant to the provisions of the Ohio Revised Code. Sheriff Sales are held on the first Monday of every month at 10 a.m. in the lobby of the Sheriff's Department, located in the county courthouse, 25 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson, OH 44047. Sales are not held on federal holidays. In the event of a holiday, the sale will be scheduled for the following week. The last Monday of each month is reserved as a provisional sale date. If a property does not sell at its originally scheduled sale, it will be offered again on the last Monday of the month, with no minimum bid. If a holiday falls on the last Monday of the month, the sale will be scheduled for the previous week.

All properties are advertised in the Gazette Newspapers for three consecutive weeks, with the first ad running six weeks prior to the sale date. This is your legal source of information. The information on this website is a courtesy and should be verified by the legal advertisement.  

Public Notice is hereby given that all such real property to be sold at public auction may be subject to any liens that may not be released through the sale. Buyers are urged to research the properties prior to bidding. The Ashtabula County Sheriff's Office DOES NOT guarantee a clear title.

Third Party Purchaser Guidelines

House Bill 390 Foreclosure Procedures

Sheriff Sale FAQs

*Please understand this is a very lengthy process. It is not uncommon for it to take 90 days or more before a property transfers. PLEASE DO NOT CALL THIS OFFICE ASKING FOR STATUS UPDATES.  Your deed will be mailed to you as soon as it is ready.*


Downloadable Forms for Plaintiffs

Attorney Information

Purchaser Information Form

Sheriff Deed

Conveyance Form

Conveyance Form (Exempt)

Tax Info Request

Tax Map Checklist

Terms of 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 are required to complete a Real Estate Judicial Sale Purchaser Information Form at the completion of the sale as well as provide a valid form of identification. You are also required to deliver a cashier’s check, in the amount of the required deposit, to the Ashtabula County Sheriff’s Office no later than 3 p.m. the day of the sale. Checks should be made payable to the Ashtabula County Sheriff’s Office. The unpaid balance is due and payable to the Sheriff within 30 days of the sale. Please provide a self-addressed stamped envelope at this time as well so your deed can be mailed to you.

For Plaintiff's / Attorney's: Under House Bill 390, a deposit is no longer required at the time of the sale. You are required to submit a check for all costs, payable to the Ashtabula County Sheriff's Office, with the deed packet. If you wish to submit at remote bid, it must be received by 4:30 p.m. the business day prior to the scheduled sale date Remote bids can be submitted here.

Tax Sales

Tax Foreclosure Sales are held on the first and third Friday of the month at 10 a.m. in the lobby of the Sheriff's Department, located in the county courthouse, 25 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson, OH 44047. If the property does not sell at the first sale, it will be offered again at the second sale. The minimum bid is determined by the amount of the delinquent taxes plus all court costs. Purchasers are required to tender payment in full, in the form of a cashier's check, by 3 p.m. the day of the sale. Purchasers are also required to complete a Real Estate Judicial Sale Purchaser Information Form at the completion of the sale, as well as provide a valid form of identification

Tax Sale Guidelines

Sale Results

Sale results will be available the day after the sale.

For additional questions regarding Sheriff Sales, please contact the Civil Division at (440) 576-3542 or email Stacy.