LEGALS - 01-29-15 UPDATED - The Lorain County Sheriff's Office will require the completion and approval of the Property description form prior to the sale. Please submit the legal to be attached to the deed to the auditor for their review and to stamp with a blue approved stamp prior to sending it to our office.
The following shall be submitted to the Sheriff's civil office no later than 14 days from the confirmation date.
Completed conveyance form - (For transfer of Deed) - Goes with the check for the Auditor - next line. The conveyance form must be typed or it will not be accepted by the Auditor's office.
Check - made out to “Lorain County Auditor” - (This is for the transfer of the Deed)
- The Lorain County Auditor wants a contact number to be included on all checks to them.
Check - made out to “Lorain County Recorder” - (This is for the recording of the Deed)
Check - made out to “Lorain County Sheriff” - (for deed - $51.00) - Recinded on 09-01-13 (see above)
Check - made out to "Lorain County Clerk of Courts" (court costs) - The administrative cost of 75.00 and the Sheriff's deed fee of $51.00 are included in this amount.
Please include a self addressed stamped envelope for the return of documents.
There will be an administrative cost of $75.00 for the transfer and recording of the deed added to each case. This amount will be added to the other Sheriff's fees for the case. (Ohio Revised Code - 2327.02)
The taxes do not have to be included with the above listed documents. Taxes due for the previous year should be paid to the Lorain County Treasurer - they will forward the verification form (orange form) to our office.
Prorated Taxes - Prorated taxes will not be estimated by the Lorain County Treasurer.
To all attorneys
Reference: Sheriff’s Deed Fee of $51.00
Effective with sales after 09-01-13 the Sheriff’s deed fee will be included with the Clerk of court fees. This change will be reflected in cost bills after September 1st 2013. The following will need changed on confirmations for all orders of sales with a sale date after 09-01-13.
1. Remove line item referencing the Sheriff’s deed fee for $51.00
2. Do not write checks made payable to Lorain County Sheriff for deed fee. (it will be included in the amount that is written for the clerk)
All confirmations with a sale date prior to September 1st 2013 will be done as they are currently being done. The cost for these sales will have already been docketed by the clerk.
If you have any questions on this matter please do not hesitate to call our office.