Sheriff Sales

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Dates and Filing

SALE DATE:                                                                         FILING DEADLINE: 


FEBRUARY 8, 2013                                                              NOVEMBER 6-15, 2012 

APRIL 5, 2013                                                                    JANUARY 2-11, 2013 

JUNE 7, 2013                                                                     MARCH 5-14, 2013 

AUGUST 2, 2013                                                                 APRIL 30- MAY 9, 2013

OCTOBER 4, 2013                                                               JULY 2-11, 2013

DECEMBER 6, 2013                                                              SEPTEMBER 3-12, 2013 


FEBRUARY 7, 2014                                                              NOVEMBER 5-14, 2013

APRIL 4, 2014                                                                    JANUARY 1-10, 2014

JUNE 6, 2014                                                                      MARCH 5-14, 2014

AUGUST 1, 2014                                                                 APRIL 30-MAY 9, 2014

OCTOBER 3, 2014                                                               JULY 1-10, 2014

DECEMBER 5, 2014                                                              SEPTEMBER 3-12, 2014


Properties sold for mortgage and judgment defaults are processed through the Sheriff's Office.

The sheriff's sales are held on the first (1st) Friday of every other month at 10:30 the Luzerne County Courthouse (unless otherwise changed).

It is recommended that interested parties should consult with an attorney prior to participating in a Sheriff's Sale.

Members of the Luzerne County Sheriff's Department are unable to offer any legal advice.


A listing the properties being sold can be obtained on the Sheriff's Office website. (see below)

Sales are advertised in the Citizen's Voice, and Luzerne Legal Register on three (3) Friday's before the sale date.

Sheriff Handbills are posted on the property and in the Sheriff's Office at least thirty (30) days prior to the sale date.

A property may be removed from the list or the sale adjourned by the executing creditor any point up to the actual time of the sale.


The Sheriff’s Office does not have access to properties listed for sale.

Inquiries about properties should be directed to the attorney whose name appears below the property description.

The Sheriff’s Office does not search records for debts or liens prior to the sale.

Properties are sold “AS IS” and the Sheriff is not responsible for a clear title.

Professional assistance in searching properties may be obtained through attorneys or title searchers to determine possible liens for which the purchaser may be responsible.


Bidding starts at "Real Estate Taxes and Costs" (the total amount of taxes and fees owed in addition to the Sheriff's cost of putting on the sale)

The property is sold to the highest bidder.

The purchaser must pay 100 percent (100%) of the bid by One O'clock (1:00 PM).

Payment must be in the form of certified check made payable to the Luzerne County Sheriff.


Exceptions to a sale of property can be filed within ten (10) days after the sale.

After all money is paid and if no exceptions are filed, the sheriff's deed may be recorded in the name of the purchaser.

Deed processing may take four to six weeks.

A schedule of distribution of the proceeds from the bid sale will be prepared within thirty (30) days.

Money collected by the sheriff is paid in priority order to creditors unless objections to the schedule are timely filed.


The Sheriff’s Office does not conduct the Luzerne County Tax Sales, therefore we have no information on tax sales.  Questions about tax sales be answered by the Tax Claim Bureau (at 570-825-1512) or by following this link:

Information that appears on this website is provided as a courtesy to the public. Changes may occur before this information is updated and you are advised not to rely upon the information posted without verifying its accuracy with other court dockets or by contacting the Sheriff’s Office or consulting an attorney.

Last Updated: 10/15/15 13:11:25
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