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1901 NE F Street
Grants Pass, OR 97526
Phone: (541) 474-5123 #2
Fax: (541) 474-5114
Hours: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Real Property Sales

Judicial real property sales are conducted by the Josephine County Sheriff's Office. Sales are Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday (excluding holidays) at the Josephine County Courthouse at 11:30 a.m. For a schedule of sale dates and times; view our Civil Current Sales List.

The Oregon State Sheriff’s Association (OSSA) has a website where the Notice of Sale, Writ of Execution and Judgment can be viewed in addition to publishing the notice in a newspaper of general circulation. Click here to see all Sheriff’s sales posted on the OSSA website

To view the public auction properties for Josephine County Legal Department click here.  These auctions are not administered by the Sheriff's Office.

What we need from the attorney to get started:
1.  Instructions to Sheriff (ORS 18.875)   
2.  Writ of Execution 
3.  Copy of the Judgment 
4.  $330.00 fee for the Oregon State Sheriff's Association website posting (ORS 18.926) made payable to Oregon State Sheriff’s Association.        
5.  $350.00 check to cover initial Sheriff’s fees/costs made payable to Josephine County Sheriff. An invoice for remaining Sheriff's fees/costs will be mailed as soon as the sale is processed. 
6.  Order Authorizing Sale (if needed per ORS 18.904)

7.  Please send the Writ of Execution and the legal description of the property in Word format (.docx) to

Note: If these items are not complete, we will not process and schedule the sale until we have all items.
OSSA Notice of Sheriff's Sale Fee Increase 7/1/2021

Submitting Creditors Written Bid
1.  Needs to be submitted no less than 48 hours prior to sale date and time
2.  If you do not submit a written credit bid, then you must have a                

      representative show up at the sale to present your bid

​Bidder Instructions for Real Property Sales
1.  Arrive at least fifteen minutes prior to sale, so we can get your information and verify your funds.
2.  Only bidders with verified funds may participate in the bidding on the property.
3.  At the sale, bidders other than the creditor must have cash in hand. Cash in hand means that the funds are present now. There is no time allowed to go obtain funds.  Cash or certified cashier’s checks are acceptable as funds. Cashier's checks must be made out to Josephine County Sheriff.
4.  These properties are subject to redemption per Oregon Revised Statute 18.960 through 18.983.

If any part of the purchase price is paid by cashier’s check, the purchaser will be given a receipt in lieu of the Certificate of Sale. The cashier’s check will then be deposited. Once we have verification the cashier's check has received final settlement at the financial institution, the purchaser will receive the Certificate of Sale by first class mail. There is a separate $56.00 fee for the Certificate of Sale that needs to be paid prior to mailing.

Before bidding at the sale, a prospective bidder should independently investigate the following:
(a)   The priority of the lien or interest of the judgment creditor;
(b)   Land use laws and regulations applicable to the property;
(c)   Approved uses for the property;
(d)   Limits on farming or forest practices on the property;
(e)   Rights of neighboring property owners; and
(f)    Environmental laws and regulations that affect the property.

If you have questions, you can contact us by email, telephone, or mail. 
  • Phone: (541) 474-5109 ext 3144
  • Mail Writ packets to the following address: 
         Josephine County Sheriff's Office
         Attn: Civil Division
        1901 NE F St. Grants Pass, OR 97526


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