Ross County Sheriff's Office, Ohio - 
Sheriff George W. Lavender, Jr.


The following Ross County Sheriff's Sales are to be auctioned off at The Multi-Purpose Room in the Law Enforcement Complex Building on Wednesdays dates and times shown below.
Individual property auctions may not  take place on the dates and times listed below as they are subject to cancellation without prior warning . 
*For further information about the homes or land you may contact;

Deputy Jennifer Layne

Or Email
 To check on property information visit the Ross County Auditor website.

1. Where are Sheriff Sale auctions held?

Ross County Law Enforcement Complex, 28 N. Paint Street, Chillicothe, Ohio

2. When are the auctions held?

Auctions are conducted on Wednesdays, however, not always every Wednesday. Each sale will have a specific time it will be auctioned.

3. When and where do you advertise??

 Sheriff Sales are advertised on Thursday in the Chillicothe Gazette

4. What form of payment is required day of sale?

10% down on treasure sales only. Payment of certified check by 4:00 p.m. Day of the sale. Sorry, no personal/company checks or cash accepted.

Foreclosure sales now have set amounts of deposit based on the appraised amount.

$0 to $10,000,00 is $2000.00    $10,001 to $200,000.00 is $5,000.00    $201,000,00 and above is

5. When is the balance of the money due?

30 days from the day of sale or upon Entry of Confirmation of Sale from the Ross County Court and upon receiving the Deed.

6. Is financing available?


7. Do I need to pre-register for the sale?

No. Registration not required.

8. Can properties be purchased over the counter/before the sale date?


9. Can the properties be viewed prior to the sale?

No. We are not permitted to enter these properties.

10. What about other liens on a property?

You can obtain information regarding property liens at the Ross County Recorders Office. Tax information can also be obtained through the Ross County Treasurer's Office. Remember: SHERIFF SALES OPERATE UNDER THE DOCTRINE OF CAVEAT EMPTOR. THE ROSS COUNTY SHERIFF MAKES NO GUARANTEE AS TO STATUS OF TITLE PRIOR TO SALE.


*To discuss the auction, please contact Deputy Jennifer Layne at  740 773-1186
or Email

*Please note that these homes cannot be entered

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Attorneys- Please read The following notice on publication procedures, please click here

               NEW!!!!! Please click to see the Property Approval Form. For more information on the new changes to sheriff sales, please contact Dep. Jennifer Layne at 1-740-773-1186 Ext. 117. Please see the Example Advertisement to better understand the costs and schedules of listing Sheriff Sales. 

Other Useful Documents:

Notice of Sheriff Sales


You now can place bids via fax to email at 1-800-296-5128 IMPORTANT, ONLY the plaintiff in the involved case may fax in bids to the mentioned number.

Sheriff Sales for October 2021