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About Sheriff's Sales

New Location as of Nov. 2021

 

Livestream sales via Zoom 

Livestream sales via Zoom 

Sheriff’s sales will be held in the historic Sussex County Courthouse, 3 High Street in Newton, New Jersey every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 2:00 p.m. Attendees should go to the main lobby for check-in and where to proceed.

Only one qualified bidder per company or group will be allowed to attend in person. Proof of funds in the form of certified checks, cashier checks or treasurer checks must be shown at the door. Cash will no longer be accepted. Plaintiff’s representative must also attend in person. Bidder must sign in prior to the sales.

The general public and non-bidders may livestream the sales via Zoom .

The general public and non-bidders may only attend sales virtually and may not attend the sales in person.

 

All qualified bidders and plaintiff’s representatives attending the sales in person will adhere to the following:

  • If sick (coughing, sneezing or have an elevated body temperature), please DO NOT attempt to attend the sheriff’s sales.

  • The undersheriff or his designee may, at his discretion, for the safety of employees and the general public, disallow and/or eject persons from attending the sheriff's sales.

What is a Sheriff’s Sale?

A sheriff’s sale, generally the last step in the foreclosure process, is a forced sale of real property at public auction.

Foreclosure is the legal process initiated by a lender who holds a mortgage on a property in which the borrower/property owner has defaulted on repaying the loan. This action enables the financial institution to foreclose or terminate the rights of the property owner and force the sale of the property to recoup its loan loss.

When and Where

Sheriff’s sales are held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month (excluding holidays) at 2:00 p.m. in the historic Sussex County Courthouse, 3 High Street in Newton, New Jersey.

If you plan to attend a sheriff’s sale, you should contact the Foreclosure Unit at 973.579.0850 to make sure a property scheduled for sale has not been adjourned or otherwise postponed.

Notice of Sales/Advertisement

Electronic Bulletin Board

Notices of sales are posted on the electronic bulletin board outside the office of the Foreclosure Unit.

Newspapers

All sheriff’s sales for real property are advertised for four consecutive weeks prior to the initial date of sale. Starting Thursday, June 9, 2022, the Sussex County Sheriff's Office legal notices and sales will be advertised in the Advertiser News North and the Township Journal.

Online database

The Foreclosure Unit maintains an online database of sheriff’s sales which is continually updated as information changes. While every effort is made to insure that these listings are accurate and timely, the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office does not warrant or guarantee the reliability of same.

Click to access the database of sheriff’s sales

Sheriff's Sale Procedures

The following information is provided as a public service by the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office and is intended to present a general overview regarding how sheriff’s sales are conducted. We strongly urge anyone who plans to acquire real property through a sheriff’s sale to seek legal advice and exercise extreme caution.

For Plaintiff Attorneys

 

In order to initiate a sheriff’s sale for real property in foreclosure, you must supply our office with the following:

  • Written request that the sale be scheduled

  • Writ of Execution plus 2 copies

  • $2,000.00 deposit

  • Short form description for advertising purposes

  • Clear legal Schedule A for deed

  • Affidavit of Consideration for sheriff’s deed plus 1 copy

  • Affidavit of Diligent Inquiry [Rule 4:64-2(d)]

  • Notice to Tenants (Appendix XII-K, adopted 11/17/09)

Please note that a representative from your firm is required to be present at the time of the sale. If you need further information or assistance, please contact us at 973.579.0850.