Everything You Need to Know About Sheriff Sales

The Office of the Philadelphia Sheriff conducts several Sheriff Sales each month at which properties with court-ordered foreclosures are sold in an auction. 

The process of buying a property at one of these sales can seem complicated, but Sheriff Jewell Williams is committed to making sure the process is open, transparent, and easy to navigate. 

Below are several resources available that can help you further understand how to buy a property at Sheriff's Sale.

Read an Overview of the Sheriff Sale Process

Click the link above to read a brief overview of how the Sheriff Sale process works. Here you will learn about the different types of sales that the Sheriff conducts, how you can find out which properties are being sold, and what you need to do if you want to purchase a property at one of the auctions.

Attend a "How to Buy a Property at Sheriff Sale" Seminar

Each month, the Office of the Sheriff conducts live workshops where you can learn how to buy a property at a Sheriff Sale. You will have an opportunity to get your questions answered about how the process works by an official Deputy Sheriff. The classes are free and offered in either English or Spanish language. You can RSVP for an upcoming seminar by clicking the link above.

Watch a Video of our Live Seminar

If you cannot attend one of our monthly sessions discussed above, you can now watch a seminar on your computer. This online video provides the same information covered at our monthly seminar, but can be watched in the comfort of your home or office.

Browse the Properties for Sale

Click here to view a searchable list of all properties for Sale.

View the Schedule of Upcoming Sales

View a list of all upcoming Sheriff Sales, and RSVP for a sale you are interested in attending.