Sheriff Sales in Ottawa County are only held on Friday mornings at 10:00 am in Room 100, First Floor of the Ottawa County Courthouse. Full legal advertisements are also only published in the Friday edition of the Port Clinton News Herald.
ATTENTION-THIS PUBLICATION IS PROVIDED AS A COURTESY ONLY. Information contained should not be considered a full legal description or offering or binding in anyway. Full legal descriptions may be found at the Ottawa County Recorder’s Office in the courthouse, located at 315 Madison St., Port Clinton, OH. We are not responsible for errors/omissions; use this publication at your own discretion and risk.
NOTICE: Pursuant to Substitute House Bill 390 which will take effect on all order of sales issued by the court on or after September 28, 2016, please note the following changes:
- Deposit are as follows based on appraised values:
Less than $10,000 a deposit of $2,000 is required.
$10,000-$200,000 a deposit of $5,000 is required.
Greater than $200,000 a deposit of $10,000 is required.
- Judgment Creditors ONLY may now submit a remote bid to the Sheriff’s office via email email@example.com or fax 419-734-6981. The Remote Bid of the Judgment Creditor must be a fixed amount delivered to the Sheriff’s Office at the designated email/fax address prior to 4:30 the business day before the sale. The Sheriff’s Office shall confirm receipt of the bid via email or fax to the judgment Creditor who entered the bid prior to the sale. Results of remote bids and the sale will be posted on the Ottawa County Sheriff’s website no later than the close of business on the day of the sale. Remote bidders must provide their Purchase Information Form when they email or fax their bid. EMAIL IS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED FOR REMOTE BIDS.
- If a property remains unsold after the first sale, a second sale shall be held and the property shall be sold to the highest bidder with no minimum bid but subject to ORC 2329.21 relating to costs, allowance and real estate taxes. The possible second sale will be specified in the original advertising of the property.
**For a complete copy of the 131st General Assembly Substitute House Bill 390, please visit the Ohio General Assembly Website www.legislature.ohio.gov.
PLEASE NOTE: THE PROPERTY BELONGS TO THE DEFENDANT UNTIL IT IS SOLD, THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE CANNOT ARRANGE ENTRY TO LOOK AT THE PROPERTY BEFORE THE SALE.