Beginning July 25, the Hocking County Sheriff’s Office, like all Sheriff’s Offices in Ohio, will conduct the sale of all real estate subject to foreclosure through an online auction. The sales will be conducted on the “Official Public Sheriff’s Sale Website”, which is operated by Realauction, based on a contract with the Ohio Department of Administrative Services.

This change in all real estate sales is mandated by the Ohio Legislature, through Ohio Revised Code 2329.153, which is a result of the passage of Ohio House Bill 390. The Hocking County Sheriff’s Office is currently working with the Realauction website to launch the local site which will go live on July 25, 2022.

The process and procedures under which these sales will be completed are detailed at the Realauction website. Please keep checking for updates on this site as Hocking County’s sales will be available soon for bidders to check out and review. All prospective bidders should familiarize themselves with this new process.

The following are key points that perspective bidders/buyers should be aware of:

  • All person(s) who want to bid on a property offered by the Sheriff’s Office must register with Realauction. Registration will include completion of the Purchaser Information Form.
  • Properties will be available for preview, and open for bid, at least seven days immediately prior to the date of sale. This is generally known as a proxy bid.
  • Sales will be conducted on Fridays at 10:00 a.m. (EST); which is when the auction will begin. Auctions will be conducted for each individual property; however, only one property will be sold at a time. After a property is sold, the next scheduled property sale will begin.
  • To be a qualified participant in the auction, bidders must submit a deposit based on the total deposit requirement ($2,000 / $5,000 / $10,000 which is set by law) for all properties on which the bidder wishes to bid by the predefined deadlines.
  • The only acceptable deposit types are Bank Wire Transfer or ACH, NO cash deposits will be accepted. (This is pursuant to Ohio House Bill 390, and is not something we control)
  • All Wire Deposits must be received by 5 p.m. EST two (2) business days before the auction sale date. All ACH Deposits must be initiated by 4 p.m. EST five (5) business days before the auction sale date. It is the responsibility of the bidder to plan ahead and allow enough time for their bidding deposits to be received and processed within these timeframes.
  • Plaintiff and Judgment Creditors: A Judgment Creditor is defined as the creditors (plaintiff or defendants) who are awarded judgment in the foreclosure case. Judgment Creditors are required to register for a Username and Password and fill in all appropriate fields. Per Ohio Revised Code 2329.211, in every action of Judicial Sale or Execution of residential property, if the Judgment Creditor is the purchaser, they shall not be required to make a deposit on the sale.
  • Judgment Creditors are required to submit the bidding style choice (pre-sale manage bid or live bid) AND a copy of the court order stating they are the Judgment Creditor on the case they are bidding to Realauction Customer Service ( at least one (1) business day prior to the sale date. Submission can be done via email or fax.
  • Submission must include the bidder number and user account contact first and last name in the submission. For more information and training on requirements to participate in the online auctions as a Plaintiff/Judgment Creditor,
    please call (877) 361-7325 ext. 245 or 246.
  • Tax sales, Tax Lien Certificate Sales, and Probate Sales, which are sales conducted through the Hocking County Treasurer’s Office, will continue to be sold in-person at the Hocking County Sheriff’s Office located at 25 East Second Street, Logan, Ohio 43138, until further notice.
9292 Hood Road, New Straitsville, Ohio 43766

Case Number 20CV0016 (Online Auction)

9292 Hood Road, New Straitsville, Ohio 43766

Parcel Number: 02-002493.0100; +/- 2.10 acres

Appraised at $240,000.00

Date of Sale: June 14, 2024

262 Buckskin Trail, Lot 262, Logan, Ohio 43138

Case Number 21CV0154 (Online Auction)

262 Buckskin Trail, Lot 262, Logan, Ohio 43138

Parcel Number: 02-002104.0000

Appraised at $3,000.00

Date of Sale: July 12, 2024


Realauction will conduct webinar training classes which will be held via the Internet on a regular schedule. These webinar classes generally last 90 minutes and specifically cover the use of the software. Attendance is by registration only.

For additional information or to register for a webinar, please contact the Realauction Customer Service at 954-734-7401 or toll free at 877-361-7325. Customer Service can also be reached via email at You may also contact the Hocking County Sheriff’s Office with any questions at 740-385-2131.

As your Sheriff, I wanted to keep you informed of these changes which will be taking effect soon. I felt it necessary to give prospective bidders time to learn and acclimate themselves to this new process. I also want to reiterate that the decision to make this change was not made at a local level, but was mandated by the State of Ohio.

While I’m certain that there will be a learning curve that comes along with the new process, my staff, and the customer service agents with Realauction stand ready to assist you.


Lanny E. North