DART unit returns more than $17 million to property owners!

Sheriff’s Office Defendant Asset Recovery Team (DART) has now surpassed $20M in returned funds to former property owners whose homes were sold at Sheriff Sale.

When a property is sold for more than the amount owed in foreclosure or back taxes, the owner is entitled to the excess monies. Since Sheriff Jewell Williams took office in 2012, the DART Unit has returned more than $20M to people whose properties were sold at Sheriff Sale.

So far in 2019, nearly $2.7M has been returned to property owners.

A summary of all DART fund activity is summarized below:

$1,164,512.72 2012
$967,994.05 2013
$1,708,970.18 2014
$2,768,301.45 2015
$3,717,720.69 2016
$3,251,206.97 2017
$3,753,918.05 2018

Total 2012-2018: $17,332,624.11  

Sheriff’s Office Defendant Asset Recovery Team (DART) has now surpassed $20M in returned funds to former property owners whose homes were sold at Sheriff Sale.

When a property is sold for more than the amount owed in foreclosure or back taxes, the owner is entitled to the excess monies. Since Sheriff Jewell Williams took office in 2012, the DART Unit has returned more than $20M to people whose properties were sold at Sheriff Sale.

So far in 2019, nearly $2.7M has been returned to property owners.

The Sheriff’s Office DART Unit helps property owners obtain these refunds for free. There is no need to pay a finder’s fee to a third-party independent agent or attorney, who can charge between 15 and 30% of the recovered funds. If your home/property was sold at a Sheriff Sale due to foreclosure or back taxes and the final price was more than the amount owed, you are the rightful recipient of a refund of the excess monies paid for the property.

“Why pay a finder’s fee for money that is legally due to you? It is traumatic to lose your home and if you do, you shouldn’t have to give away money that rightfully belongs to you and your family,” said Sheriff Williams.

“There is no need to have someone take advantage of distressed homeowners”, said Denean Hardy, Director of the DART unit.

It is easy to find out if you are owed money on a property you lost in a Sheriff Sale. Use this link and click on the “File a Claim” button to download a DART Claim form.

Completed forms should be mailed to: DART Unit, Philadelphia Sheriff’s Office 100 S. Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19110.