Auditor's Sale
Forfeited Land Sales

Ohio Revised Code

The county Auditor shall maintain a list of forfeited lands and shall offer such lands for sale annually, or more frequently if the Auditor determines that more frequent sales are necessary.

Notice to Interested Parties:

1. You must register in the Auditor’s Office to participate in the auction.  Registration starts at 9:00 a.m., the Sale will commence at 10:00 a.m. 

2. A deposit on the full bid price (plus additional charges for deed fees, recording fees, and transfer fees) must be paid at the sale for all properties.  The deposit is no less than 10% of the total due or a minimum of $50.00 at the time of sale.   

3. The purchaser becomes the owner on the date our office delivers the deed to the County Recorder.  The Auditor’s Office will only prepare a deed in the name of the successful bidder.  (Please give legal name you want to appear on Auditor’s Deed).

4. The successful bidder MUST sign a Successful Bidder Certification (ORC 5723.06) that states they are NOT a member of the previous owner’s immediate family, a person with a power of attorney appointed by that owner or a member of that owner’s immediate family, or a partnership, trust, business trust, corporation, or association in which the owner or a member of the owner’s immediate family owns or controls directly or indirectly more than fifty per cent. 

5. We will accept personal checks unless otherwise indicated.  Any checks that are dishonored (bounced checks) will be sent to the Paulding County Prosecutor. 

6. The back-up bidder’s information will be taken at the same time as the purchaser’s information.  If the purchaser fails to meet their final payment due date, the back-up bidder will be contacted with the information they have given us.  At that time the back-up bidder will have ten (10) business days to bring the money for the same purchase price as the original purchaser’s bid.  If the back-up bidder declines to purchase the property, it will go back into the system and be offered at our next scheduled sale. 

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