By action taken by City Council, certain fees imposed by the Sheriff’s Office will increase on May 1, 2017. These fees have not been modified since 1997 and are designed to reflect the current cost of services provided by the Sheriff’s Office.
Sheriff Jewell Williams was sworn in to lead the Office of the Sheriff City and County of Philadelphia on January 2, 2012. In November, 2015 he was re-elected and was inaugurated for a second four-year term of office on Monday, January 4, 2016.
The Office of the Sheriff offers monthly workshops – one conducted in Spanish and one in English – on How to Buy Property at a Philadelphia Sheriff Sale.