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Sheriff's Sales


Should Madison County be under a Level 3 Snow Emergency during the time of a scheduled Sheriff's Sale the sale will be postponed. The sale will take place on the following Friday at 10:00 AM in the Courthouse.

Madison County Sheriff Sales

The Madison County Sheriff sales are advertised every Sunday in The Madison Messenger, pursuant to the requirements of law.

The sales are held on Fridays at 10:00 A.M. at the door of the Madison County Court House.


All sales start at 10:00 a.m. on the date listed, at the Madison County Court House, 1 N. Main St., London, Ohio

 The bidding starts at two thirds of the appraised value unless otherwise noted.  The purchaser shall be responsible for costs, allowance, and taxes that the proceeds of the sale are insufficient to cover.

Beginning in December 2016 a second sale date will be scheduled if property does not sell on first sale date.  At that sale, there will be “NO” minimum bid.  Any additional costs and taxes owed for the action that are not covered by the sale, will be collected within 30 days of confirmation from the purchaser.  However, the Plaintiff will have 14 days, from the date of sale to redeem the property by paying the full purchase price. 

 All properties sold at Sheriff’s sale are sold on an “AS IS” basis and has no warranty or guarantee. The appraisal may or may not have been an inside inspection of the property and the Sheriff nor the Appraisers are liable for the condition of the properties that are appraised. 

Terms of sale: Deposit requirements as follows.                                

If appraised value of property is appraised up to

 $10,000.00, deposit will be $2,000.00

From $10,000.00 to $200,000.00, deposit will be $5,000.00

From $200,000.00 & up, deposit will be $10,000.00

 Balance due within 30 days of the confirmation.

 Additional fees to be paid to the Sheriff, include, transfer tax & conveyance fees which will be added to the balance due.

 All funds paid to the Madison County Sheriff must be in cash or certified check.

  Delinquent taxes paid by the plaintiff, current taxes prorated to the purchaser to the date of the auction. The purchaser assumes all taxes from the date of the auction.


The bidding starts at the amount of taxes owed.  The purchaser is required to pay at least this amount the day of the sale. The purchaser is responsible for any additional costs of this action which is due within 30 days of confirmation.  Both must be paid in cash or certified check.


Purchasers information form needs to be filled out prior to the sale and brought to the Sheriff’s Office after the sale when paying  your deposit.

Download form below
 Purchaser Information Form (PDF File)

The Sheriff does not have access to any of the properties that are to be sold.

Any questions please feel free to contact

Deputy Tina Sabin



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