General Information 

Sheriff Sales

A Sheriff Sale is the result of a court ordered bank foreclosure for the non-payment of a standard monthly mortgage. This type of sale should not be confused with "Tax Sales" which are held twice a year by the Bartholomew County Auditor's/Treasurer's Office for non-payment of real estate taxes.

Sheriff Sales are held on the second Tuesday of each month at the Bartholomew County Sheriff's Office located at 543 Second Street in Columbus, Indiana. All sales will be conducted "orally" (oral bid only) and bidding starts at 10:00 a.m. or as soon thereafter as possible. Buyer Beware! All properties are sold "as is". It is highly recommended that anyone purchasing a house at Sheriff Sale do their "homework" and have a title search done as well as checking with various county offices for information concerning the property.

Upcoming Sheriff Sales can be viewed in the Form Center.

Sales may be canceled between posting date and sale time, but will not be updated on this site.

For cancellations or other questions call Jim Lowry with the Bartholomew County Sheriff's Office at 812-565-5943. Should you reach his voice mail, please leave a detailed message.

The Sheriff is required to record these documents immediately after the sale per SB-492 Recording Sheriff Deeds.  Any delay in receiving these documents will result in the deed and sales disclosure not being recorded pursuant to the statute, and the sale may be voided.


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