The Marion County Auditor will be holding an Auditor Sale on Friday, June 7th at 10:00 a.m. immediately following a scheduled Sheriff’s Sale at the Marion County Courthouse (100 N. Main St.). Eight properties that did not sell after being offered twice at Sheriff’s sale have been forfeited to the State of Ohio. The initial bid is set at current taxes due. If the property receives no bids, it will be offered at a minimum bid of $200. Deed, conveyance and recording fees are to be paid by the winning bidder.
Any taxes, charges or costs not covered by the sale will be remitted and all liens are eliminated except for the real estate taxes covered by the sale. If there is a Federal lien, the Federal Government has “Right of Redemption” and may re-take the property for 1 year after the original foreclosure was filed. The buyer will receive only the amount he paid at the Auditor’s sale and no more regardless of improvements done after the purchase.
Some have buildings and some are vacant land. Anyone who may be interested in bidding is encouraged to review the information on the Marion County Auditor’s website as this is a buyer beware sale. The Auditor’s Office cannot allow prospective buyers access to the property. The County Auditor does not give any representation regarding possession, eviction, prior inspection, scheduled demolition, health code violation, or any other matter.
In accordance with ORC 5723.06, no person delinquent on real property taxes in the State of Ohio may purchase a property at an Auditor’s Sale. Also, the owner of record or a member of their immediate family prior to the judgment of foreclosure or forfeiture may not purchase the property for less than the total amount of taxes, assessments, penalties, interest and costs. Consequently, all bidders will be required to sign an affidavit to that effect during registration. Any sale that is refused for this reason will result in a forfeit of all deposits and may be prosecuted.
Click on the Parcel Identification Number to view each property record.