Foreclosure Sales are conducted on Thursdays, twice a month, at 2:00 pm.

For foreclosure sale listings, click here.

The Sheriff's Business Office is open Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM, excluding holidays.  We are located in Room 2001 at Hudson Plaza.

Hudson Plaza

257 Cornelison Avenue

Jersey City, NJ 07302.


For more information, please call: (201) 795-6300  Ext. 7245 or Ext. 7235


Foreclosure sales are currently scheduled for the following dates in 2022:

August 4th & August 25th

September 8th & September 22nd

October 6th & October 20th

November 3rd & November 17th

December 1st & December 15th


Foreclosure Sales are held in Room 400 at the Hudson County Administration Building located at 595 Newark Avenue in Jersey City, N.J. 07306.  All sales will begin promptly when the doors close at 2:00 pm.  Due to extremely limited parking in the area, we recommend arriving early.

1.  Only qualified bidders showing at least $75,000 in valid certified bank checks will be allowed into the sale, as space is limited.

2.  Social Distancing of 6 feet between every bidder will be enforced.  No watchers or spectators are allowed in.

3.  The properties being offered can be viewed through the sales listings link above.

4.  In addition to all COVID restrictions, all regular terms and conditions apply.

5.  All Sheriff’s decisions are final.



Amended 06/20/2022


  • ALL bidders are required, when registering, to show a minimum of $75,000 in Certified or Cashier's Bank Checks

  • Sale Registration begins at 1PM and ends promptly at 2PM, at the start of the Sale. No one is allowed on the 4t h    Floor BEFORE 1 PM. Any sales not completed by 4:30 PM, may be adjourned to the next sale date.

  • Each property is sold subject to restrictions of record which are unknown to the Sheriff at this time and subject to any unpaid taxes and water, sewer bills or assessments, and such state of facts as an accurate survey and physical inspection of the premises may reveal.

  • The highest bidder at the sale shall be the purchaser. If any dispute arises as to who may be the highest bidder, the property will be resold. All sale discrepancies will be decided by the Sheriff's Office.

  • Successful bidders are required to post a minimum deposit of 20% of your total bid price in the form of a Certified or Cashier's checks IMMEDIATELY after the close of the sale. NO CASH, CREDIT CARDS, COMPANY, AGENCY, TRUST OR PERSONAL checks will be accepted. Certified or Cashier's Bank Checks cannot be older than 90 days from date of issue.

  • First-time foreclosure sale property buyers will be required to pay on-the-spot the required minimum 20% deposit with certified or cashier's bank checks at the conclusion of that particular property's sale.

  • The balance of the bid price is due and payable between the 11 and 30 day after a sale. The 2022 Lawful Interest of 2.5% (2020 / 2021 is 3.5%) and is charged on any unpaid balance due, starting the 11th day after a sale, until balance is paid. You cannot pay the balance, nor are you charged interest for the first ten days AFTER a sale because this is known as the defendant's "Right of Redemption" period.

  • The Hudson County Sheriff's Office only handles county-wide Foreclosure Sales (real property) and Chattel Sales (not real property). Property Tax Sales are auctioned by each individual town's tax office.

  • If you purchase personal property at the Chattel Sale, the full amount is due at the time of sale.

  • The purchaser is responsible for the payment of the NJ Realty Transfer Tax to the County Register.

  • The Purchaser must sign an Acknowledgement of Purchase and the Conditions of Sale, which includes this page. If the Purchaser fails to comply with any of these Conditions of Sale, the property will be sold a second time and the former Purchaser will be held responsible for all losses and expenses, but will receive no benefit from such sale.

  • Plaintiffs are not allowed to announce their upset price. You must obtain this information from the plaintiff or another outside source prior to the sale.

  • Please turn your cell phone off or to vibrate. If you must take or make a call or you need to discuss any matter with another party, please leave the auction room. Talking during the sale is prohibited, learn to whisper.

  • Legal Notices published for all foreclosures properties can be found at

  • Post-Sale Assignment of a Deed, requires the completion of a Deed Assignment Form which shall be signed by all parties and Notarized. The fee for this service is $75.00.

  • Bidding is in $5000 minimum increments until the plaintiff stops bidding, then $2000 is the minimum per bid increment, until the property is sold to the highest bidder.

  • The recording of audio, video or taking photographs at an auction is prohibited without prior written permission.

  • Sheriff's Foreclosure sales are conducted under the laws and statutes of the State of New Jersey and policies, procedures and best practices set by the sheriff and subject to change anytime by the Sheriff.

  • All properties for sale are listed at our website at This list is as accurate as possible, if changes are made it automatically updates every hour M-F 8-4. Sheriff is not responsible for any information that published on any other website or media outlet. Any sales that are not announced today for sale, will be relisted on our website if they were just adjourned. If they are not relisted, then the sales were vacated, settled and/or cancelled.

  • Sheriff's Foreclosure Business Office is located at 257 Cornelison Ave, Room 2001, Jersey City. Hours: 8-4 Monday through Friday, except holidays. Phone 201-795-6300 x7237; Fax 201-369-4333 All Foreclosure/Auction Sales are now held twice a month at the Courthouse at 595 Newark Street, Jury Room 400 (4th Floor), Jersey City, NJ 07306

  • The Sheriff requires all, bidders and attendees to behave in an appropriate, business professional manner at all times, and those acting loud, disrespectful or disorderly may be removed or banned from attending current or future sales.

  • Soliciting, the passing out of sales information or distributing business cards is strictly prohibited on court property.

  • Purchasers of real property at the Foreclosure Sale SHALL NOT go to the property they purchased immediately after the sale to engage with the foreclosed former owner and/ or tenants or to otherwise attempt to gain access to the premises. Their rights in the property do not vest until they've a signed and recorded Deed. At that point, the purchaser would be able to apply for a Writ of Possession / Eviction.


  • The Sheriff is a ministerial officer of the court.

  • He is without power to make any terms except those authorized and prescribed by the court. He conducts and adjourns sales in accordance with State Statues and Court Rules.

  • It is recommended that you consult an attorney before bidding on a property at a Foreclosure Sale. This office cannot recommend a particular attorney to you.

  • Foreclosure Sales are for real property only, not structures. We do not know whether there is a structure on that property or if that property is inhabited. Further, we cannot give permission for any perspective bidders to enter and inspect any structure. The rule of Caveat Emptor (Let the buyer beware) is fully applicable to all Foreclosure Sales.

  • If the property is occupied, it is your responsibility to have the occupants removed.

  • All properties sold at auction are advertised on Mondays and Tuesdays in the Jersey Journal and The Star Ledger. Advertisements appear once a week for four weeks prior to the initial date of sale.

  • The Sheriff’s Office does have a list of properties to be sold for general distribution. A copy of each advertisement is kept on display for public viewing at the Sheriff’s Business Office. You may copy from our Listings, or refer to the Jersey Journal or Star Ledger.

  • Sales of property are “open type” auction sales. Sealed or mailed bids are not accepted. The Plaintiffs opens with a bid of $100. At the conclusion of the sales session, you will be asked to step forward, identify yourself, and present your good-faith deposit. Properties are sold to the highest bidder.

  • The successful bidder must post a deposit of 20% of the total bid price at the close of the sale. The balance is due within 30 days of the sale. Additional time is not granted to obtain a mortgage.

  • If a purchaser does not complete the sale, he/she can be held liable for all losses and expenses and may lose all or a portion of his/her deposit.

  • To determine what funds you may need as a deposit, you must estimate what your highest bid would be. Your deposit (certified check only) must be 20% of that amount. Certified checks should be made payable to yourself. If you are the successful bidder, you would then endorse the check to the “Office of the Sheriff”.

  • The purchaser will receive a Sheriff’s Deed upon full payment of the purchase price. This deed may not give clear title to the property. In order to obtain clear title, all and encumbrances must be satisfied.

  • If you are interested in a particular piece of property, we recommend a title search before you bid. Title searches are conducted by private firms. Listings for such firms can be found in the yellow pages of the telephone directory. We cannot recommend a firm to you. They charge a fee. In most cases, the property, even after a sale, can be redeemed by the defendant within 10 days of the sale. By law, the defendant may also declare bankruptcy within the same period. If this is done, the sale is put on hold until the court makes its decision.

  • Redemptions, adjournments, settlements, or bankruptcies may cause a sale to be cancelled or postponed. We recommend that you call the Sheriff’s Business Office on the scheduled date of sale to determine the status of the sale.

  • To speed your inquiry on a specific piece of property, it is helpful if you refer to the property by its reference at the top of the legal advertisements.

  • Further assistance is available through the Sales Department of the Sheriff’s Office.

  • Sales are conducted on Thursdays, promptly at 2pm in a designated area.

  • It is recommended that you arrive early in order to hear all pertinent announcements regarding the sales.



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