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*UPDATE: OCTOBER 2, 2020 SHERIFF SALE INFORMATION*

*September 30, 2020*

Below you will find the sale list for the October 2, 2020 Sheriff Sale of Real Estate. The list is in the order that the properties will be called at the sale.

October 2020 Sale Listing - Official 

Entry on the day of the sale will be limited to Representing Attorneys and Pre-Registered Bidders (deadline for registration was 09/25/2020). These attendees will need to comply with all requirements set by the Luzerne County Sheriff to comply with the CDC and PA Department of Health to prevent the transmission of COVID-19.   This includes entry screening, social distancing, and wearing a face covering.

Those that want to observe the sale may do so via the Microsoft Teams app by following the link below (link will only be active on the day of the sale).

October 2020 Sheriff Sale - Microsoft Teams Event Access

You can contact us with any questions regarding the sale process via email at: LCSDrealestate@luzernecounty.org .

CHANGES IN SHERIFF SALE PROCEDURES

September 10, 2020

For the October 2, 2020 Sheriff Sale of Real Estate and for sales in the future, registration of third party bidders is required in addition to several changes in the way that the sale will be conducted. Links to the registration packet and the court order issued by the Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas that authorizes and orders the changes outlined within the order are below.

Emergency Court Order - Sheriff Sale Procedures

*Sheriff Sale Registration Packet*

Link to the Sheriff's Sale Listings

For the registration of third party bidders, the documents in the registration packet are required to be filled out and turned into the Sheriff’s Department, located in the basement of the Courthouse along with the $100.00 registration fee. The documents in the registration packet need to be turned by the registration deadline one week before the sale. For the October sale the registration deadline is September 25, 2020. If your registration is accepted, you will receive your entry pass in the mail. If your registration is denied, you will receive your deposit and the reason for denial back in the mail. No one will be admitted without an entry pass issued by the Sheriff. 

Anyone wishing to watch the sale will be able to do so online through Microsoft Teams. This is the same application that the Luzerne County Council uses to broadcast their meetings. Links to the sale will be posted approximately a week before the sale. 

You can contact us with any questions regarding the registration process via email at: LCSDrealestate@luzernecounty.org .

 We thank you in advance for your cooperation.

** License to Carry Permit - UPDATE 07/20/2020**

As of Monday May 11th, 2020 the Luzerne County Sheriff’s Department has been accepting applications to carry firearms from Luzerne County residents. Applications can be dropped off between the hours of 8:00AM and 4:00 PM, at the Luzerne County Courthouse 200 North River Street Wilkes-Barre PA 18711 (THERE ARE NO WALK-IN APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED.) The following items shall be placed in an envelope, sealed, and deposited into the application drop off box: 

  • Fully completed License to Carry Firearms application (applications available at: https://www.luzernecounty.org/553/Licensing-Division)
  • A contact phone number at which we may leave a message regarding your license.
  • Copy of your current and valid driver’s license or photo identification card issued by the Pennsylvania
  • Department of Transportation, which bears the same address as, noted on your application
  • A money order or certified bank check (NO personal checks) in the amount of $20.00, made payable to the Sheriff of Luzerne County.
  • Applicants will be contacted within 45 calendar days with a date and time to appear in person to have their photograph and electronic signature recorded and have their permit issued to them.
  • *If you are a Non-United States Citizen, you are also required to provide a copy of the following in addition to the items listed above.
    • Resident Alien Card
    • 3 Consecutive months (most current) of the same utility bill (water, natural gas, electric) with address matching official identification.
  • Out of State Permits are not being issued at this time.
  • FAILURE TO PROVIDE THE REQUIRED ITEMS WILL RESULT IN YOUR APPLICATION BEING RETURNED TO YOU.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPOINTMENTS:

Individuals that have submitted, applications for a License to Carry Concealed, and have been approved to complete the process and receive their permit. The Sheriff’s Staff will call the number provided by the applicant and you will be assigned a time slot. If there is not an answer, a message will be left and you will need to call before the close of business on that day to be scheduled in the next available appointment. If you do not answer and return the call, or are unable to make the scheduled appointment, you will be contacted at a later date as appointments become available.

To complete the process, approved applicants with appointments will report to the Luzerne County Records Retention Facility located at 85 Young St. Hanover Twp., Pa 18706 at their scheduled time. Upon arrival you will remain in your vehicle and call ­­­­­­­­the number provided to you. You will receive further instruction at that time. You will need to bring your valid Photo ID (or equivalent). Bring nothing but your ID and car keys into the building with you. Please note that you will be denied entry you are not wearing a mask, if you have traveled outside of the county (and certain states) recently, are exhibiting any signs and symptoms of COVID-19, or have come into contact with anyone who has been confirmed to have COVID-19.

More information and links to applications can be found by clicking this link: LCSD Licensing Division Page

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS SEND AN EMAIL TO: LCSDPermits@luzernecounty.org 


APRIL 27, 2020

BY EMERGENCY ORDER OF THE LUZERNE COUNTY COURT OF COMMON PLEAS, THE SHERIFF SALES SCHEDULED FOR JUNE 5, 2020 AND AUGUST 7, 2020 HAVE BEEN CONTINUED GENERALLY, A NEW SALE DATE WILL BE SET WHEN THE COURTS BECOME AVAILABLE AFTER THE COVID-19 EMERGENCY. WHEN SET, THE DATE WILL BE ADVERTISED FOR TWO WEEKS, THE SALE WILL THEN BE HELD ON THE WEEK FOLLOWING THE ADVERTISING.

CLICK FOR LINK TO COURT ORDERS AND MEMO FROM THE REAL ESTATE DIVISION

CLICK FOR LISTING OF THE SHERIFF SALE PROPERTIES

April 1, 2020

**GOVERNOR WOLF GRANTS EXTENSION FOR LICENSE TO CARRY PERMITS**

Permits that expired March 19 or after will now have until May 30 to renew. (Click to view Memo from the Pennsylvania Sheriff’s Association)

Amended Court Order Regading the April 3, 2020 Sheriff Sale of Real Property.⇦

MARCH 24, 2020

BY EMERGENCY ORDER OF THE LUZERNE COUNTY COURT OF COMMON PLEAS, THE SHERIFF SALE SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 3, 2020 HAS BEEN CONTINUED GENERALLY. A NEW SALE DATE WILL BE SET WHEN THE COURTS BECOME AVAILABLE AFTER THE COVID-19 EMERGENCY. WHEN SET, THE DATE WILL BE ADVERTISED FOR TWO WEEKS, THE SALE WILL THEN BE HELD ON THE WEEK FOLLOWING THE ADVERTISING.

CLICK TO VIEW THE MOTION AND COURT ORDER

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