Sheriff's Real Estate Sales

Notice: Advanced Costs for Sheriff's Sale Real Estate

Advanced costs for Sheriff's Sale Real Estate has changed to $2,500 effective immediately and Realty Transfer Taxes will be taken out of the successful bidders final bid.


Document requirements for a Real Estate Sale:

  1. Cumberland County Sheriff's Office Service Request form - one form for each service containing an individual contact name other than that of the filing Attorney.
  2. Copy of Affidavit 3129.1 (affidavit of lien holders and last known addresses)
  3. Original Writ of Execution (this is provided by Prothonotary's Office).
  4. Three certified copies of Writ of Execution per defendant (these are provided by Prothonotary's Office).
  5. Four Notices of Sale (with copy of legal description attached to each) per defendant.
  6. One paper and One Electronic copy of legal description (s) for advertising.  The electronic copy must be be emailed to in WORD format at the time of filing.
  7. Self-addressed stamped envelope to return to Attorney's Office
  8.  Stamped, Addressed Envelope to each defendant (In addition to any envelope requirements for the Prothonotary's Office)
  9. Deposit of $2500.00 payable to The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office
  10. When Filing and E-Filing, Real Estate Package must be sent directly to the Cumberland County Prothonotary's Office.  Do Not Send Directly to the Sheriff's Office