Last updated: June 27, 2019

 

RULES AND NOTES

 

Lieberman Technologies represents the Putnam County Sheriff’s office at the sheriff sales.

 

Contact Info
Phone: 812-434-6645
Email: PutnamSheriffSales@LTnow.com
Website: www.IN-SheriffSale.com
Mailing Address: Putnam County Sheriff Sale
223 NW Second St, Ste 300
Evansville, IN 47708-1221
  • Email is our main source of communication. Advertising costs, outstanding taxes, sale date information, and sale cancellations are included in these communications.
  • Putnam County requires a unique Notice of Sheriff Sale. Please use the form found on this website at Putnam Notice of Sheriff Sale
    • All the blanks on the form must be filled in
    • Township must be included
    • Common street address must be included
    • Parcel number must be included
  • Please include the Notice of Sheriff Sale with the praecipe at the time of filing and the Clerk will send it to us. We only need one copy of this document. We will make additional copies if necessary. Please do not send extra copies to the Sheriff’s Office.
  • To set up a sale, we require the following documents:
    • Notice of Sheriff Sale
    • Praecipe (must have file stamp from Clerk)
    • Judgment

Sheriff Sale Fee

  • The fees for the sale should be paid in one check per parcel. The check should be made payable to PUTNAM COUNTY SHERIFF.
  • The check should be mailed to Putnam Sheriff Sales, 223 NW 2nd St, Ste 300, Evansville, IN 47708
  • Fees are determined as follows:
    • If, under a cause number, there is one parcel to be sold, then the fee is $200 + $10 for the first serving + $3 for each additional serving.
    • If, under the same cause number, there are multiple parcels that are to be sold as one unit, then the fee is $200 + $10 for the first serving + $3 for each additional serving.
    • If, under the same cause number, there are multiple parcels, with each parcel being sold separately, then the fee is, for each parcel, $200 + $10 for the first serving + $3 for each additional serving. One check per parcel.
  • This fee is not flexible and is due even if the sale is canceled.
  • This fee MUST be paid prior to the day of sale

Taxes

  • The plaintiff is responsible for paying all taxes, liens, etc attached to the property to be sold. These items must be brought to a zero balance before the sale. If these items are not brought to a zero balance before the sale, the Sheriff will cancel the sale.
  • Outstanding taxes are emailed to those attorneys (if we have email addresses on file) that have parcels in the sale.
    • Taxes, liens, etc must be paid PRIOR to the day of sale or the sale will be canceled.
    • Balances may be checked at the Putnam County Treasurer’s office

Newspaper Publications/Legal Ads

  • When the date of the sale for your parcel has been set, we send the legal notice to the newspaper. The Press-Dispatch will send the advertising bill to the attorney associated with the case on the date of the last publication. If the sale is not advertised, we will cancel the sale.
    • It is the responsibility of the attorney to notify the newspaper of cancellations. Lieberman does not forward cancellations from attorneys to the newspaper.
    • If the newspaper is notified of a sale cancellation, and asked that the remaining legal notices not be published, the newspaper might refund a portion of the publication fee.
    • Checks should be made payable to Banner Graphic and mailed to the following address:
      • Banner Graphic
      • Attn: Cheryl Phillips or Cathy Lesko
      • PO Box 509
      • 100 N. Jackson St
      • Greencastle, IN 46135
    • For more information, please contact the Banner Graphic directly at 765-653-5151 or legals@BannerGraphics.com

Bidding and Day of Sale Information

  • The Putnam Sheriff Sale is held in the Sheriff’s Office at 13 Keightly Rd, Greencastle, IN
  • Bidding starts at 1:00 PM. Any sale that has multiple bids will go to live auction around 1:30 PM.
  • Third party checks are due by 12:00 PM (noon) the day after the sale at the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department, 13 Keighty Rd, Greencastle, IN.
  • Blank bid forms are available
  • The Sheriff will accept a bid packet from the plaintiff (‘s attorney) before the day of the sale.
    These are the rules:

    • The envelope may contain bids for more than one sheriff sale number
      • The envelope must be clearly marked with the following:
        • The words “SHERIFF SALE BIDS”
        • The date of the sale
        • The sheriff sale file number(s)
      • The envelope must contain the following items:
        • Bid form
        • Deed
        • Sales disclosure
        • Fee checks for the Recorder and Auditor
        • A self-addressed stamped return envelope
      • If the bid packet does not contain all of these items, or if any of the documents are incomplete or incorrect, the parcel will be canceled.
      • The envelope must arrive by close of business the day before the sale. Envelopes arriving the day of the sale will not be accepted.
      • The envelope will not be opened until the day of the sale.
    • Send all bid packets to the following address:
      • Sheriff Sale
      • Putnam County Sheriff
      • 13 Keightly Rd
      • Greencastle, IN 46135
    • DO NOT SEND BID PACKETS TO LIEBERMAN IN EVANSVILLE
    • The delivery receipt from the carrier will be the only receipt. Do not call the Sheriff’s Office to ask if the packet has arrived.
    • The Sheriff will place only one bid per parcel.

After the Sale

  • The Plaintiff’s attorney should provide a deed regardless of the purchaser as a courtesy to the Sheriff’s office. In the event that a parcel is awarded to a Third Party, a Third Party deed can be mailed to Putnam Sheriff Sales, 223 NW 2nd St, Ste 300, Evansville, IN 47708 or emailed to PutnamSheriffSales@LTnow.com
  • The Sheriff’s representative prepares the Clerk’s Return. We send a copy of the return, along with the order of sale, to the Clerk’s office. You may file for proceeds with the Clerk’s office approximately two weeks after the sale and the clerk’s office will disburse the proceeds. All funds go through the clerk’s office
  • After the sale, we will send the following documents to the Plaintiff’s attorney:
    • Clerk’s Return
    • Proof of Publication
    • Receipt for sheriff sale fee

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DEED FILING PROCESS:

  • This is a note that covers the impact of IC 32-29-7-10(a)(2) which states that the Sheriff, and not the attorney, must file the deed with the County Recorder. At the time of the deed filing, the Sheriff must also give to the Assessor, a Sales Disclosure Form [State Form 46021 (R9/7-09].
  • On the DAY OF SALE, the attorney must deliver to the Sheriff’s agent
    • The Bid
    • Sales Disclosure
    • The Deed
    • A check made payable to the RECORDER of Putnam County
    • For deeds that will be presented to the Recorder before July 1, 2017:
      • $16.00 for the first page of the deed.
      • $2.00 for each additional page of the deed.
      • $1.00 per non-conforming page
    • For deeds that will be presented to the Recorder on or after July 1, 2017:
      • The fee is a flat $25.00
      • Deeds must conform to IC 36-2-11-16 and 36-2-11-16.5
    • A check made payable to the AUDITOR of Putnam County in the amount of $10.00 per parcel.
    • A self-addressed, stamped envelope to be used by the Recorder to return the recorded deed.
  • If this packet is not presented to the Sheriff’s agent at the sale, then the Sheriff’s agent will cancel the sale.
  • If the check is for an incorrect amount, then the Sheriff’s agent will cancel the sale.