Everything You Need to Know About Sheriff Sales

WARNING: All Sheriff’s Sales are strictly monitored for any and all suspicious and fraudulent activity (Including but not limited to Computer, Identity, Bank, Wire, etc.). If the Sheriff’s office detects any suspicious and/or fraudulent activity during any sale, at the Sheriff’s discretion, the bidder’s account shall be suspended for whatever action deemed appropriate. Furthermore, those individuals face both criminal and civil liability and will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.


The Office of the Philadelphia Sheriff conducts several Sheriff Sales each month at which properties with court-ordered foreclosures are sold in an auction.

The process of buying a property at one of these sales can seem complicated, but Sheriff Rochelle Bilal is committed to making sure the process is open, transparent, and easy to navigate.

Below are several resources available that can help you further understand how to buy a property at Sheriff’s Sale.

Read an Overview of the Sheriff Sale Process

Click the link above to read a brief overview of how the Sheriff Sale process works. Here you will learn about the different types of sales that the Sheriff conducts, how you can find out which properties are being sold, and what you need to do if you want to purchase a property at one of the auctions.

Attend a “How to Buy a Property at Sheriff Sale” Seminar

Each month, the Office of the Sheriff conducts live workshops where you can learn how to buy a property at a Sheriff Sale. You will have an opportunity to get your questions answered about how the process works by an official Deputy Sheriff. The classes are free and offered in either English or Spanish language.

Sheriff Sale Seminars are now available free to the public-at-large.  Check the seminar calendar on the left for upcoming training dates. Calendar


Watch a Video of our Live Seminar

If you cannot attend one of our monthly sessions discussed above, you can now watch a seminar on your computer. This online video provides the same information covered at our monthly seminar, but can be watched in the comfort of your home or office.

Browse the Properties for Sale

Click here to view a searchable list of all properties for Sale.

View the Schedule of Upcoming Sales

View a list of all upcoming Sheriff Sales, and RSVP for a sale you are interested in attending.

Download an offline bidding form

Click here to download a physical bidding form for mortgage foreclosure sales and here for tax sales if you don’t have access to a computer for the virtual sales.


How to Buy Property at Sheriff Sale

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