Last updated: July 1, 2021

 

RULES AND NOTES

These are rules for the plaintiff and their attorney.

Lieberman Technologies represents the Knox County Sheriff’s office.

 

Contact Info
Phone: 812-434-6645
Email: KnoxSheriffSales@LTnow.com
Website: www.IN-SheriffSale.com
Mailing Address: Knox 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.
  • Knox County requires a unique Notice of Sheriff Sale. Please use the form found on this website at Knox 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
    • A contact email must be provided
  • 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 KNOX COUNTY SHERIFF.
  • The check should be mailed to Knox 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 $125.
    • If, under the same cause number, there are multiple parcels that are to be sold as one unit, then the fee is $125.
    • If, under the same cause number, there are multiple parcels, with each parcel being sold separately, then the fee is $125 per parcel. 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 Knox County Treasurer’s office

Newspaper Publications/Legal Ads

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  • The plaintiff’s attorney is responsible for placing the sheriff sale legal notice in the county newspaper.
  • When the date of the sale is set, we will send you an email with the date of the sheriff sale.
  • The attorney should ask the newspaper to send the proof of publication to the attorney.
  • The attorney is responsible for notifying the newspaper if the sale is cancelled.
  • The attorney is also responsible for paying the publication fees.
  • Checks should be made payable to Vincennes Sun Commercial and mailed to:
  • Messenger-Inquirer
  • 1401 Frederica St
  • Owensboro, KY 42301

Bidding and Day of Sale Information

  • The Knox Sheriff Sale is held in the lobby of the Sheriff’s Office at 2375 S. Old Decker Road, Vincennes, IN 47591.
  • Bidding starts at 10:00 am. Any sale that has multiple bids will go to live auction around 10:15 am. Third party checks are due by 3:00 pm the day of the sale at the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, 2375 S. Old Decker Road, Vincennes, IN 47591.
  • Blank bid forms are available
    • At the sale on the day of the sale
    • On this website: Knox Bid Form
  • 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
      • Knox County Sheriff
      • 2375 S. Old Decker Road
      • Vincennes, IN 47591
    • 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 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 Knox Sheriff Sales, 223 NW 2nd St, Ste 300, Evansville, IN 47708 or emailed to KnoxSheriffSales@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 Sheriff’s Office approximately two weeks after the sale.
  • After the sale, we will send the following documents to the Plaintiff’s attorney:
    • Clerk’s Return
    • 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 Knox County
    • 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 Knox County in the amount of $20.00 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.