Erie County Sheriff's Department
The Real Estate Division is responsible for documenting all fees received by the Sheriff's Office for services performed. Funds are deposited with the Erie County Treasury at the end of each month. These fees are used to offset the operating cost of the Sheriff's Office. This division has the responsibility of preparing all paperwork to list a property for a sheriff sale, distributing the proceeds, and preparing a deed once a sale has taken place. Generating the calendar schedule for the upcoming year and notifying the attorneys and the court of filing dates and dates of sale is also a duty of the Real Estate Division
Erie County has real estate sales every month except December. Prior to 1999, the average yearly sales numbered in the mid - upper 100s. Yearly sales have grown steadily since 1999 and in 2010, a total of 1011 sales were processed by the Sheriff's Office.
The properties that are to be sold each month are advertised in the Erie Daily Times and Erie County Legal Journal three successive Fridays prior to the date of sale. Each property has a writ number, which is listed in the advertisement. This number, together with the mortgage's name is used at the time the property is auctioned. The sheriff or his representative conducts the sale. The sales are normally held on a Friday at 10:00 A.M. in the Central Court, Erie County Courthouse, 140 West 6th Street, 1st Floor, Erie, PA. 16501-1077.
You may contact the Real Estate Division at (814) 451-6006 or (814) 451-6008.