Sheriff's Sales

Last Updated: Monday, November 16, 2015


This information is provided as a public service. This information is not intended to be interpreted as legal advice. The information provided is limited and not required by law. In the event that you have further questions, it is recommended that you contact a private attorney. The Dickinson County Sheriff’s Offices makes no representations or warranties as to the suitability of this information for your particular purpose and that, to the extent you use or implement this information in your own setting, you do so at your own risk.

Important information regarding Sheriff's sales:

You are buying the property as is. These sales may be cancelled or postponed prior to the sale date at any time.

What does a potential bidder need to be able to bid on the property?

The Dickinson County Sheriff's Office will need your Letter of Intent from where the funds will be coming from.  If the Sheriff's Office does not receive your Letter of Intent, your bid will not be considered.

Where are the sales held?

All sales are in the Sheriff's Office on the main floor of the Dickinson County Courthouse, 1802 Hill Avenue, Spirit Lake.

What forms of payment will the County take if I am the successful bidder?

If you are the successful bidder, the Sheriff's Office will need your payment in the form of a bank Money Order, cashier’s check or cash. The payment will need to be at the Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office no later than 3:00 pm the day of the sale. There will be no personal checks accepted.

What does the Sheriff's Office need from me?

The Sheriff's Office will need to know who the tax statement will be made to and where the Deed will go. A representative of the Sheriff's Office will talk with you after the sale to obtain this information. If there is a redemption period for the property being sold at a Sheriff’s Sale, a Certificate of Purchase will be given to the purchaser. Once the redemption period has expired, the purchaser will need to give the original Certificate of Purchase to the Dickinson Sheriff’s Office and pay the fee to have the Deed issued (provided the property has not been redeemed). If there is no Redemption period, the Deed will immediately be issued following the sale.