The Sheriff Sale Resource Page
Now that the Philadelphia Sheriff’s Office has successfully made the transition to online Sheriff Sales, this page has been developed to provide bidders, homeowners and anyone interested in the Sheriff Sale process with all relevant information about the sales. For people who want to participate in the bidding process who don’t have internet access, you can download the paper bidding documents here. If you still have questions that remain unanswered by the information contained in the links below, please email Greg Salisbury, the Public Information Officer for the Sheriff’s Office, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The New Auction Site
This link will take you to the dedicated Philadelphia Sheriff Sales pages for both mortgage foreclosure sales and tax sales at Bid4Assets, the company chosen to hold the sales for the Sheriff’s Office. These pages include sale properties, instructions on how to register to bid on properties, and much more.
The Sheriff Sale Town Halls
Sheriff Rochelle Bilal and her team held two virtual town halls on the switch to online sales. The first town hall explains how the transition occurred and features a lengthy question-and-answer session. The second town hall features a detailed mock sale that mimics how Sheriff Sales will now occur. You can view both of these town halls, as well as other meetings held by Sheriff Bilal, on the Sheriff’s YouTube page.
Frequently Asked Questions
This page contains the answers to the dozens of questions asked during town halls and emailed in over the past few months about Sheriff Sales – how they work, what can and can’t happen, resources for bidders and homeowners, and much, much more.
We make it easy for all to participate. Click here for the offline bid form for mortgage foreclosure sales and here for Tax Sales. You may also request one by e-mail to SheriffRealEstate@phila.gov, calling the Real Estate team at 215-686-3565 or sending correspondence to Philadelphia Sheriff, ATTN: Real Estate, 100 South Broad Street, 5th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19110. Please be sure that you request this information early so that you have enough time to receive the information and ask any questions before the auction.
Click here for the monthly calendar of all Sheriff Sales.
Conditions of Sale
It is essential that prospective bidders familiarize themselves with the conditions of sale for both the tax sales and the mortgage foreclosure sales.