Foreclosure Sales Information and Bidder’s Instructions
The Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office is legally mandated to sell foreclosed properties as set forth in state statute.
The property lists are normally updated each Friday*; properties to be offered at the sale taking place in six weeks are added and the properties that were offered on the previous Tuesday are removed.
To prevent the sale of a property, it is the plaintiff’s responsibility to submit any notice of recall to the Sheriff’s Office prior to the date of the scheduled sale.
Foreclosure Sales Location. Sales are conducted every Tuesday at:
- Tulsa County Courthouse
500 S. Denver Ave
Room 119 (1st Floor)
Tulsa, OK 74103
If Tuesday falls on a county holiday or if the courthouse is closed, the sale will take place on the first business day thereafter.
Bidding Requirements & Rules
(New bidding procedure effective at the September 5, 2017 Sale.)
- All bidders are required to provide their name, their company’s name, the name to be entered on the deed, a phone number, mailing address, city, state, and zip on the Bidder’s Registration Form.
- Bidder’s Registration Forms are available for download from here or they may be picked up at the Civil Desk.
- Registration will be from 9:30 – 9:55 a.m. and sales begin promptly at 10:00 a.m.
- Every bidder must submit a registration form during the registration period.
- No Bidder registration will be allowed once the sale has begun.
- Turn your cell phone off. If you must receive, or make, a call please go to the hallway.
- An updated list of the properties will be available inside Room 119.
- DO NOT remove the list. This updated list of the properties is for use by all sale attendees.
- If a property has been recalled it will not be sold.
- For each property, we will call the court case number, address, and the appraised price.
- The legal representative for the Mortgage Company / Bank will begin the bidding. If there is no representative for the Mortgage Company / Bank, the opening bid will be opened to the public.
- The beginning bid cannot be lower than two-thirds (2/3) of the appraised value.
- The deputy will repeat each bid. Please allow the deputy to repeat the bid before you place the next bid.
- All bid increases must be a multiple of $500 and may not exceed the previous bid by more than $5,000.
- The Sheriff’s Office Sale Administrators reserve the right to raise bids by $1000 increments when approximately 100 bids have been taken.
- After the deputy has repeated the bid three times the sale is complete. No further bids will be taken.
- Successful bidders are required to provide a CASHIER’S CHECK for exactly 10% (ten percent) of the winning bid price before 1:00pm on the first business day that follows the sale date, at the TCSO Civil Desk located in the Tulsa County Courthouse on the 1st floor. The cashier’s check should be made out to TULSA COUNTY COURT CLERK.
The remaining 90% (ninety percent) of the sale price is payable at the Tulsa County Court Clerk’s office (on the 2nd floor of the Tulsa County Courthouse) prior to the confirmation hearing; approximately three weeks after the sale date. The attorney for the mortgage holder will notify the winning bidder of the confirmation date.
If a successful bidder fails to present the 10% by 1:00 pm the following day, that bidder and the company will not be allowed to bid on any property for 30 days.
- When a successful bidder fails to comply with the above legal mandate, the next highest bidder may be given the opportunity to complete the sale.
Please read the ‘Sale Information’ sheet for the contact phone numbers and information you may need after the sale.
Sheriff’s Deputies and Staff are not attorneys. We cannot answer legal questions, please contact an attorney for legal advice.
Once the confirmation hearing has been held the attorney for the mortgage company will produce the deed and forward it to the Sheriff’s office. When the Sheriff has signed the document it will be ready to be picked up from our offices at 500 S. Denver Ave. We will mail out the deed if you enclose a self addressed stamped envelope.
The purchaser will be responsible for filing the deed with the County Clerk. Contact the Tulsa County Clerk’s Office with any questions related to filing the deed.
The purchaser will be responsible for payment of any taxes due the state. Contact the Tulsa County Treasurer’s Office with questions relating to state taxes.
All foreclosed properties are sold “AS IS” and may be occupied. Prior to bidding, research the property’s records for outstanding liens and taxes that may not be satisfied by the foreclosure auction. You are not allowed on the property prior to filing the deed if you are the winning bidder.
Helpful Phone Numbers
- County Clerk (918-596-5801): Liens and Deeds
- Treasurer’s Office (918-596-5070): Tax information
- Assessor’s Office (918-596-5100): Property Description and Location
Helpful Web Site
- www.OSCN.net – Look up case information.
Foreclosed Property Auction Lists
To view the property list download:
Download the Bidder Form- Click Here
For additional information:
SHERIFF’S OFFICE: Civil Desk (918) 596-5663 or email at email@example.com.
CIVIL COURT CLERK: Civil Court Clerk (918) 596-5436
* For information about properties that have been dropped from the list, you can use the case number to get information from www.oscn.net or call the Civil Desk.