Sheriff's Sales are conducted every Tuesday at 1:30 PM in the lobby of the Law Enforcement Center, located at 717 Wisconsin Avenue, Racine, Wisconsin.
The bank, lending institution or their attorney will put in the first bid. Anyone may bid on the properties. The property goes to the highest bidder.
Successful bidders are required to have 10% of their bid in cash or certified check at the time of sale. (NOTE: Be sure to check the actual Notice of Sale as some do not permit certified checks.) Certified checks should be payable to the Racine County Clerk of Circuit Court. The successful bidder is also responsible for all legal liens, encumbrances and unpaid real estate taxes. Contact the following departments for more information on liens and taxes:
Register of Deeds - (262) 636-3208 (Federal Liens)
Clerk of Circuit Court - (262) 636-3333 (State Liens)
Treasurer's Office - (262) 636-3239 (Real Estate Taxes)
All properties are sold "as is" and are not available for viewing.
Once the property is sold, the Court will hold a Confirmation of Sale hearing at a later date. Successful bidders may contact the Clerk of Circuit Court to determine when the Confirmation of Sale hearing date is scheduled. Bidders may also check the Wisconsin Circuit Court Access Consolidated Court Automation Program (CCAP) via the internet. http://wcca.wicourts.gov/index.xsl. If the court confirms the sale, the successful bidder must pay the balance of the bid within the specified time period set forth in the terms and conditions of the Notice of Foreclosure Sale (usually 10 days) or the successful bidder forfeits their deposit.
After the Court's confirmation of Sale, the successful bidder takes possession of the property and becomes the new owner. If the defendant in the Mortgage Foreclosure action occupies the property, and the new owner wishes to remove them, the new owner must obtain a Writ of Assistance which will allow the Sheriff's Office to remove the parties.
Sales are subject to cancellation at any time without notice.
Please follow the link below to view upcoming Sheriff's Foreclosure Sales for Racine County.