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Sheriff's Sales (Foreclosure)





                         2023 & 2024 SHERIFF’S SALES

Starting in 2023, the Elk County Sheriff's Office will be conducting their Sheriff Sales online using Bid4Assets.  Below are the 2023 sale dates along with some useful information on Bid4Assets which includes how potential bidders can register to bid on upcoming sales.

2023 Scheduled Dates                       Writ Filed By Date

November 16, 2023                                                                   August 14, 2023

No sales will be held in the month of December 2023.

2024 Scheduled Dates                      Writ Filed By Date

January 18, 2024                                                                 October 9, 2023

February 15, 2024                                                               November 13, 2023

March 21, 2024                                                                    December 11, 2023

April 18, 2024                                                                       January 8, 2024

May 16, 2024                                                                        February 12, 2024

June 20, 2024                                                                       March 11, 2024

July 18, 2024                                                                        April 8, 2024

August 15, 2024                                                                   May 13, 2024

September 19, 2024                                                             June 10, 2024

October 17, 2024                                                                  July 8, 2024

November 21, 2024                                                              August 12, 2024


Some links that may be helpful: - Bid4Assets home page - Elk County auction landing page (when it’s set live to the public) - Bid4Assets resource center for new bidders - Bid4Assets Contact Us page with email and phone numbers to contact Bid4Assets Customer Service


Other useful information for potential bidders and attorneys regarding Bid4Assets Customer Service:


Live customer support is available over 40 hours a week:

 Monday - Thursday, 9:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. EST

Friday, 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. EST

*Please leave a voicemail message outside of business hours, on holidays and during long wait times. We strive to respond to inquiries within one (1) business day.


Give us a call today at (301) 650-9193.

 Email Inquiries:

 For general questions, please reference the following information in your message: (If applicable)

 First and Last Name

Bid4Assets Username or User ID

Auction ID #

General inquiries can be sent directly to .">.

For questions regarding deposits, please reference:


Amount of Deposit

Form of Deposit (i.e. check, ACH, wire transfer, etc.)

Date of Deposit

IMAD # (Federal Wire Tracking Info)

Any other information that may have been included on the wire transmittal

Deposit inquiries can be sent directly to .">.

Please click the link below to view the current Sheriff Sales/Mortgage Foreclosure cases our office is handling:


You may also view Prior Sheriff Sale Properties by clicking the link below:


Please click the link below for:





  1. Advance of $3,000.00 made payable to the Elk County Sheriff’s Office.
  2. Writ of Execution (1 for Sheriff’s Office and 1 per defendant/property to be served.)
  3. Notice of Sheriff’s Sale (1 for Sheriff’s Office and 1 per defendant to be served.)
  4. Two (2) postage-paid, self-addressed stamped envelopes.
  5. Affidavit of Notice pursuant to Rule 3129.1. 
  6. Legal description must include the following per Rule 3129.2:
    • Deed book & page # of recorded deed
    • Tax Map # & Control #. You may get this information from the Elk County Assessment Office (814) 776-5340.
    • Address of property to be sold including full street address
    • Improvements to the property such as a two-story frame dwelling w/ one car detached garage. Listing residential dwelling is not This information is required per Rule 3129.2.
    • Do not type the description in capital letters. 
      **Please indicate if you prefer we use the short or long description for publication. Email the legal description(s) to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., in Microsoft Word document form. We must have the long legal description emailed to us. If you prefer we advertise the short description, please email that as well.
  7.  Name of contact person or persons within your office and direct dial telephone number we may call if a question should arise. Also, list an email address if available (this is used specifically for service information and post-sale questions. This is very helpful!) 
  8. If your office has obtained a Posting Order from the Court for service, please include this with the writ packet for our office.

A Notice of Sheriff Sale/handbill will be mailed to your office.

One week prior to the sale, notify the Sheriff’s Office who will appear to represent your interest. Provide the Chief Deputy or Office Manager with the name and address you wish to appear on the deed via email, FAX or letter.

A list of available local attorneys to appear on your behalf is attached at the end of this document. 

Email addresses & telephone numbers are as follows:   Barb Kennedy, Office Manager: .  (814) 776-5363  OR  Jason McDermott, Chief Deputy: .">.  (814) 776-5341

If the plaintiff is awarded the bid, you will receive the following:

  • A letter from our Solicitor outlining the amount due
  • Deed
  • A copy of the schedule of distribution

The following must be received by the Sheriff’s office no later than 30 days after the date of the Sale without any demand being made by the Sheriff’s Office:

  • The Deed
  • (2) Realty Transfer Tax Statement of Value Forms
  • Assignment of Mortgage as proof of property ownership at the time of sale
  • A check for any additional funds
  • Lien Creditor’s Receipt, if applicable

 The fee for deed preparation is $200.00 (effective October 2022) and will be included in the Sheriff’s costs. The Deed, Realty Transfer Tax Statement of Value, and Assignment/Mortgage will be filed within forty (40) days from the date of sale. (Provided the Schedule of Distribution is posted for ten (10) days and no exceptions have been filed.)

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