Lorain County Sheriff - Civil Division
HOURS OF OPERATION: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (440-329-5515)
Please send all documents to be served to the main Sheriff's Office.
Main Office Civil Office
9896 Murray Ridge Road 225 COURT STREET (Room 104)
Elyria Ohio 44035 Elyria Ohio 44035
The Lorain County Sheriff’s Office Civil Division handles a variety of duties. The Civil Office processes and serves documents throughout the county from the various local, state, and foreign courts each year. The Civil office also prepares and sells real estate property (Orders of Sales -Sheriff Sales) as directed by the court.
Effective with the sale date of 04-15-15 the Lorain County Sheriff's Office will no longer accept the following forms of payments for the required deposit on Sheriff sales from third party purchasers.
2. Personal checks
3. Business checks
ACCEPTABLE FORMS OF PAYMENT
Payment for the deposit of a purchase must be by a Cashier's check and made payable to the Lorain County Sheriff's Office.
The required deposit amounts are as follows.
APPRAISED PROPERTIES - Deposits according to the schedule listed in 2329.211 as follows.
$2,000.00 if appraised value is up to or equal to $10,000.00
$5,000.00 if appraised value is between 10,000.01 and $200,000.00
$10,000.00 if appraised value is over $200,000.00
MINIMUM BIDS - 10% of the bid is due at the time of the sale in a cashiers check (not less than $1,000.00) up to a maximum deposit of $10,000. No other forms of payment will be accepted. All money in excess of the required deposit will be applied toward the purchase price of the property.
Advertising Schedule for Newspapers
All Sheriff Sales are advertised in either the Lorain Morning Journal or the Elyria Chronicle Telegram every Friday. Real Estate located in the Northern half of the County is advertised in the Lorain Morning Journal and real estate located in the Southern half of the County is advertised in the Elyria Chronicle Telegram.
All care is taken to ensure the accuracy of the sale information, however we can not control the information provided to us. Be advised that a property listed below may NOT be auctioned on the designated day due to various reasons.
SHERIFF'S FEES - Effective October 16th, 2009, new Sheriff's fees as listed in the Ohio Revised Code 311.17 will be used. Increases will be on subpoena's, warrants to arrest, executions without levy and for mileage on all attempts and service of documents that are received. (10-09-09). All fees are calculated on the fees schedule as listed in the Ohio Revised Code under section 311.17.
Reading the frequently asked questions will help answer many questions concerning Sheriff Sales.
PURCHASER INFORMATION FORM - ALL PURCHASERS
WILL BE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE A PURCHASE INFORMATION FORM ON SALES. All purchasers shall be required to complete this form (2329.271). A full description of the requirements can be read here.
This form is available and can be downloaded under in the forms page.
Plaintiffs and 1st & 2nd lien holders should have the purchaser information form completed in advance of the sale. Sheriff's Office staff will assist 3rd party purchasers in completing the purchaser form. The purchaser information form will also be available at the time of the sale. Please note that P.O Boxes are not an acceptable address when completing the form. The start date for purchaser information forms shall be with the 1st sale date of 2009.
Prorated tax information is now available starting with the sales of 01-28-2009.
Prorated tax information will end on 11-16-16. No further proration of tax for current year will be done.
Starting with the sale ads of 03-25-2009 the legal description of the property will not be included on the sale ad. A complete description of the legal can be found at the following locations.
1. Lorain County Clerk of Courts – 225 Court Street, Elyria Ohio – room 109 (case file)
2. Lorain County Recorder’s Office – 226 Middle Ave, Elyria Ohio