Forfeited Land Sales
Frequently Asked Questions - Forfeited Land Sale
These are the requirements for the sale:
Please be advised, due to changes in the Ohio Revised Code the deed preparation fee is now $45.00. This is an increase from the previous fee of $5.00.
You will be responsible for paying the sale amount, plus $45.75 for deed preparation, certificate fee and transfer fee.
You will need to sign an affidavit and a transfer form. You will pay all fees that are due. You will get your Certificate of Sale at the time of sale, which will act as your receipt for purchasing the property. Our staff will walk your documents to Tax Map, the Real Estate Department, and the Recorder’s Office. The Recorder’s Office will then mail your deed to you in about two to three weeks.
The opening bid will start at the amount of taxes, assessments, charges, penalties, interest, and costs that have remained unpaid in order to satisfy those costs. If no one bids at the opening bid, we will open it for someone to offer a bid.
If you purchase a property you will need to sign an affidavit and show proof of identification. The affidavit reads:
AFFIDAVIT FOR FORFEITED LAND SALE
UNDER SECTION 5723.06(A) (3)
OHIO REVISED CODE
STATE OF OHIO,
COUNTY OF ATHENS:
______________________________________________________, whose address is ________________________________, being first duly sworn, says that in reference to the property purchased at the May 19, 2014 Forfeited Land Sale, he/she is not the owner of record of the parcel immediately prior to the judgment of foreclosure or foreclosure and forfeiture, nor a member of the following class of parties connected to that owner: a member of that owner’s immediate family, which includes the owner’s spouse and children, a person with a Power of Attorney appointed by that owner who subsequently transfers the parcel to the owner, a sole proprietorship owned by that owner or a member of that owner’s immediate family, or a partnership, trust, business trust, corporation, or association in which the owner or member of the owner’s immediate family owns or controls directly or indirectly more than fifty percent. Property should be deeded in the name of _______________________________ whose address is __________________________________________.
Also, I am currently not delinquent on real property taxes in the state of Ohio.
Sworn to before me and subscribed in my presence this 19th day of May, 2014.