Send civil inquires to: Stark County Court House,
Stark County Sheriff, 115 Central Plaza North, Suite A, Canton, OH 44702
Foreclosure Sales are HELD EVERY MONDAY at the
Stark County Court House starting at 10:00 a.m. If Monday is a holiday then the sale will be held on Tuesday.
The Stark County Court House is located downtown Canton on the North-West corner
of Market and Tuscarawas.
A deposit of 10% of the Appraised Value, but not less than $5000.00 is
due the Sheriff no later than Noon on the Day of Sale. The remaining balance is
due in 30 Calendar days from the date the final entry confirming the sale is
received by the Clerk of Courts. The date received shall count as day number
one. The Sheriff of Stark County has no legal or statutory authority to grant
any extension of payment what so ever. ALL SALES ARE AS IS AND PROPERTIES ARE
NOT OPEN FOR INSPECTION PRIOR TO SALE, UNLESS NOTED IN THE AD. Appraisals are
strictly an outside appraisal. People may still be living in these homes so you
CAN NOT trespass on the property.
Method of Bidding: All bidding is done in person on the day of the sale,
there are NO PHONE BIDS, NO MAIL IN BIDS, AND NO ONLINE BIDS. All bidding
will be in minimum increments of $100.00.
Method of Payment: The Stark County Sheriff will accept a
Cashier Check or a Certified Check and made Payable to the Stark County Sheriff. NO Personal Check or cash is acceptable.
The properties are appraised by three (3) court appointed appraisers. The
properties are advertised in the Canton Repository for three (3) consecutive
weeks on Thursday before sale date.
Prior to the confirmation of sale and the balance being
paid the deed is not transferred and the property is still owned by the property
owner. Once the confirmation of the sale and balance paid the deed is
transferred the property is now owned by the purchaser. Prior to this occurring
you as the purchaser have no right to be on the property.
Understand your bank may say they need an inside appraisal done, this CAN NOT be
done. So you will need to have your financing in order prior to the sale
as you will have only 30 days after the confirmation of sale to pay the balance
and the time between the sale and the confirmation could be between 14 to 30
The bank owns the mortgage on the property, however
they do not own the property and that is why it's going through Sheriff's
and the bank buys the property so they can put the deed into their name and then
they can sell the property to recoup their money. Most Sheriff's
Sale properties are purchased back by the banks in our
county at least 99%.
For further information call Stark County Sheriff Civil Process-Court Services: