Sheriff Sales are held once a month on Thursdays at 9:00 a.m. at the Medina County Community
Center, 735 Lafayette Road, Medina.
Opening bids start at 2/3rds of the appraisal value (appraisal is by exterior only). This is a verbal bid. No
property can be sold for less than 2/3rds of the appraised value at the first scheduled sale. Any
properties that do not sell at the first scheduled sale shall be offered for sale at the next scheduled sale
date with no minimum bid.
Per Ohio Revised Code (ORC) Section 2329.211, upon the sale of residential property every successful
bidder (except a judgment creditor) shall be required to pay a deposit immediately upon acceptance of
the final bid, as follows:
$2,000 on properties appraised at $10,000 or less;
$5,000 on properties appraised at greater than $10,000 and less than
or equal to $200,000; and
$10,000 on properties appraised greater than $200,000
The Sheriff's Office will accept personal checks at the time of sale. The successful bidder is also required
by ORC Section 2329.271 to provide identity, contact, status, and financial information at the time of
sale. Purchasers will be required to submit completed purchaser information forms at the time of sale.
The balance of sale is due within 30 days of confirmation of sale and must be a bank or certified check
made payable to "Medina County Sheriff". (FAILURE TO SUBMIT PAYMENT COULD RESULT IN THE
FORFEITURE OF THE DEPOSIT AND SUBJECTS YOU TO CONTEMPT OF COURT).
The Defendant currently owns the property in question and, as such, you CANNOT see the inside of the
property for sale. Entering the property without the permission of the owner(s) or occupant(s) is a
violation of Ohio Revised Code Section 2911.21, punishable up to 30 days in jail and/or a fine. Further,
physically removing the property of the occupants without a court order, even after receiving the deed,
may result in Civil or Criminal Liability.
If the property is still occupied after the deed is received, the purchaser may file a Writ of Possession at
the Clerk of Courts to evict the occupants. Upon Sheriff's Office receiving the writ from the Clerk's Office,
we will give the occupants a notice that they must vacate the premises or else be evicted. If evection is
necessary, the purchaser must provide the movers.
The Sheriff's Office does not have access or keys to the properties.
Information on the lot size, number of rooms, year built, etc. can be obtained from the Auditor's Office
(330-725-9767) using the permanent parcel number. Location of property can be researched at the Tax
Maps Office (330-725-9777). Federal Tax Liens are filed at the Recorder's Office (330-725-9782). Case
files are located in the Clerk of Courts Office (330-725-9722). Medina County does not warrant or
guarantee any information provided by the County Recorder. If a bidder wants to adequately guarantee
the accuracy of information, a title company should be contacted and an insurance policy should be
obtained prior to the sale. Medina county is not responsible for inaccurate information provided by
County Personnel - NO EXCEPTIONS.
Real estate taxes are prorated to the date of sale. The Sheriff's Office pays what is due and owing for the
current tax bill and a prorated amount through the date of sale. If the proceeds from the sale are
insufficient to pay outstanding costs, allowances and taxes, then the purchaser shall be required to pay
the amount of those costs, allowances, and taxes the proceeds of the sale are insufficient to cover, in
addition to the amount of the purchaser's bid (see ORC Section 2329.21). Also, purchaser shall be
responsible for taxes that may become due and payable after the date of sale. For any further questions
regarding taxes, contact the Treasurer's Office (330-725-9190).
Any fees for transferring and recording the deed is the purchaser's responsibility. By law, the Sheriff's
Office must collect the recording and conveyance fees at the time of sale. These fees will be deducted
from the deposit made at the sale.
The debtor has the right of redemption of the property - ORC 2329.33
Sale listings can be obtained from the Medina County Sheriff's Office, 555 Independence Drive, and at
the Medina County Common Pleas Court, 99 Public Square, Medina. Sales are advertised in the Medina
County Gazette on scheduled Tuesdays.
WARNING - Individuals who are attending a Sheriff's Sale for the first time with the intent to purchase a property are advised to proceed with extreme caution. The law in Ohio relative to real estate is "cavaet emptor" which means "buyer beware". Properties are sold as is.
For further questions on foreclosures, please contact the Sheriff's Office Civil Division at 330-725-9702