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Annual Forfeited Land Sale
2015 Forfeited Land Sale - November 19
Forfeited Land sales in Lucas County occur annually with registration beginning at 9:00 a.m. and the sale commencing at 10:00 a.m. The sale is held in the Commissioner’s Hearing Room on the first floor of One Government Center. Due to limited seating capacity, only the first 160 registrants are admitted on a first come, first serve basis.

The parcels of real estate sold are tax delinquent, and have been twice offered for sale by the County Sheriff. These parcels are sold on behalf of the State of Ohio and must, by law, be offered at public auction annually. The County Auditor’s Office provides no guarantees regarding title, possession, or any other matter. All parcels that are auctioned will be in rem (potential lien) or regular.  Each parcel must be paid for immediately at the close of sale.  No checks, credit or debit cards are accepted.  Deposits are accepted in cash only.

Please Note: Important changes have been made to the bidding procedures. Please read the complete Rules of Sale (quick links on right side of page) for a complete list of changes. 
Bidding begins (per O.R.C. sec 5721.16) at the lesser of (1) fair market value, or (2) the total amount of taxes owed, per parcel. Bids of $300.00 or less must be paid in full the day of sale. Bids over $300.00 require a deposit of half (50%) of the bid price. All deposits, fees and paid in full parcels will be required to be paid immediately at the close of sale of each parcel. Additional charges for deed preparation, transfer fees, and current postage, which total $73.98, are in addition to the bid price O.R.C. 5723.12(A).

You may download the Forfeited Land List under quick links on this page. Preliminary research may also be conducted at via AREIS Online (Auditor's Real Estate Information System). A physical copy of the list may also be obtained by visiting the Lucas County Auditor's Office, 7th floor, suite 770.

Any questions regarding Forfeited Land may be directed to the Legal Department at (419) 213-4440. We cannot provide legal advice to individuals however, we will be happy to answer any questions you may have about Forfeited Land Sales.