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Foreclosure Sales

All Cuyahoga County Sheriff Foreclosure Sales are held online only.

The Civil Administrative Unit will accept payments from 8:00am through 3:30pm, closed weekends and holidays.


The only acceptable forms of payment are:

  • Certified bank check or Cashier check ***NO CREDIT UNION CHECKS***
  • Money Order - not to exceed a total of $10,000
  • Plaintiff's law firm check

Mail payments to:
Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Department
Attn: Civil Division, 2nd Floor
1215 West 3rd Street
Cleveland, OH 44113

**Funds must be payable to the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Department

Local Rule 27
Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Rules

House Bill 390
House Bill 390 changed the way the Sheriff's office conducts foreclosure sales

Terms of Sales
Official rules for purchased properties.

Sheriff's Sale Warning Letter
Important information for individuals who are attending a Sheriff's Sale for the first time.

Online Sheriff Sale
List of properties scheduled for Sheriff Sale and auction site. Real Auction's terms must be met to be eligible to participate in the Sheriff's Sale. Search the available foreclosed properties by city, parcel number or sale date.

Online Sheriff Sale Results
Searchable foreclosure auction results.

Stopping Sheriff's Sale
Court order, bankruptcy and judgement creditor's notification to cancel/postpone.

Bidder's Form
Plaintiff/Judgment Creditor instructions

Sheriff's Deed
The Civil Division will only accept the Cuyahoga County version of the Sheriff's Deed. Plaintiff's council, please email smhoward@cuyahogacounty.us and rdano@cuyahogacounty.us to request a fillable Sheriff's Deed. Recorded deeds will not be mailed. Signature required when picking up in person.

Eviction/Writ of Possession
Instructions and requirements to file for an eviction.

Foreclosure FAQ's

I have heard that a property has gone into foreclosure. However, I have not seen it appear yet on your foreclosure list. How do I find out the status of this property and when it is scheduled for sale by the Sheriff’s Department?
What do the terms WITHDRAWN, BANKRUPTCY, POSTPONED, CANCELLED and UNSOLD mean? Why are some parcels marked with these terms even before the sale takes place?
My home (parents’ home, business…etc.) is scheduled for a Sheriff’s Sale and a petition of bankruptcy has been filed in order to have the sale stayed. How do I get the property removed from your sale listing?
I have reason to believe that information on the Sheriff’s Foreclosure Sale page is incorrect, how do I get that information corrected/removed?
How can I go about viewing a property before I decide if I want to bid on it?
I did not see an answer to my question on this page, where do I go?