Current Adjournment Practice:
PLEASE NOTE THESE PRACTICES ONLY APPLY TO WRITS RECEVIED PRIOR TO JULY 29, 2019:
- The Sheriff MAY GRANT a total of two adjournments to the defendant. The defendant must submit a request in writing being sure to include the reason the adjournment is needed. (Call ahead to make sure the property in which you are interested is still slated for sale).
- There is a one-time cost of $28 for a defendant adjournment payable with the first request in cash or money order. No personal checks.
- The plaintiff may postpone a sale an unlimited number of times.
All writs of foreclosure received on or after 7/29/2019, per L.2019, c. 71, will be subject to the following adjournment practice:
- Plaintiffs and defendants are entitled to two (2) thirty (30) day adjournments each and one mutually agreed upon adjournment for thirty (30) days. A fee will be charged for ALL adjournments. The defendant must submit a request in writing prior to the sale date. No personal checks will be accepted, cash or money orders only.
- Sheriff's Sales are held on Thursday at 12:00 noon in the Multi-Purpose Room of the new Criminal Courthouse, 4997 Unami Blvd., Mays Landing, New Jersey.
- All properties are advertised in local newspapers for four consecutive weeks prior to the original sale date. You can also review the properties here.
- All sales are advertised in the Atlantic City Press, which is a Monday publication and Atlantic County Record, which is a Wednesday.
- ALL CHECKS AND MONEY ORDERS MUST BE MADE PAYABLE TO THE ATLANTIC COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE. There are no exceptions.
- Properties are sold to the highest bidder through an open competitive bidding process.
- There is no inspection of the premises and they are sold in an "as is" condition.
- Bids are made in increments of $500.00 or more.
- The successful bidder is required to post a deposit of 20% of the total bid price.
- Bid deposits must be in the form of a cash up to $1000, certified check, bank check or treasurer’s check. NO OTHER FORMS OF PAYMENT ARE ACCEPTED. WE DO NOT ACCEPT CREDIT UNION CHECKS.
- The deposit is required immediately following the signing of the conditions of sale.
- The balance of the winning bid is due and payable within 30 days following the sale.
- Interest is charged from the 13th day after the sale to the date of payment on the balance due at the current lawful interest rate.
- The successful bidder may take possession of the Sheriff's deed within 30 days providing the balance due has been paid.
- The defendant has an unqualified right of redemption for 10 calendar days after the Sheriff's sale or until the delivery of the deed.
- If the property is owner occupied, the purchaser must obtain a writ of possession to be served on the occupants. If the property is tenant occupied, you must go through Landlord tenant court to have tenant evicted.
NOTE: The Defendant (Original Owner) is the legal owner of the property until the Sheriff's Sale is finalized and the property deed has been rendered to the successful bidder.
IMPORTANT: This website and email system cannot be used to request an adjourment of any Sheriff's Sales.
If you have specific questions please feel free to email us through the Contact Us page or call and speak to:
Heather - (609) 909-7224
Terri - (609) 909-7226
or - (609) 909-7225