Will County Sheriff's Office - Foreclosure Section      100 W. Jefferson St., Joliet, IL 60432   |   P: 815-727-8601   |   F: 815-727-8584   |   E: foreclosures@willcosheriff.org

Frequently Asked Questions - Foreclosure Questions

FAQs - Foreclosure Questions

Questions and Answers pertaining to the Sheriff's Sale of Foreclosures.

Foreclosure sales are held every Thursday at noon (12:00 p.m.) in Courtroom 201 at the Will County Court Annex, 57 N. Ottawa Street, Joliet, Illinois 60432 (Click for directions from Bing). Sales with special circumstances may be set at other times and places per court order.

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The Will County Clerk of the Circuit Court has the Will County Local Court Rules posted on the website: http://www.willcountycourts.com/For-Attorneys

Rules that apply to the Sheriff sales are listed under subsection 11.00 Judicial and Foreclosure sales.

A sale date is set by the Court's Auctioneer after receipt of an original certified copy of the Judgment of Foreclosure and information pertaining to the sale, including a legal address, common address and PIN of the property to be sold, is received.

The general rule in Will County is payment of 10% of your total bid at the time of sale in certified funds or money order, with the full balance due within 24 hours. Different terms may be set by the Court and would be set forth in the public notice. You must, at the time of entering your opening bid, present your certified funds or money order to the Court Auctioneer.

The Court's Auctioneer sales calendar may be consulted and has the sale date and the Plaintiff's attorney. All other information must be obtained through the Plaintiff's attorney or the public court file.

You must contact the Plaintiff's attorney or file a motion in court.

If the Deed is to be issued to an individual or entity other than the successful bidder an Assignment is required. PTax questions link:

The deed is customarily prepared by the successful bidder at sale. You may wish to consult with an attorney. You must also submit with the proposed deed the following documents:

  • An original Deed and one copy
  • Copy of Certificate of Sale
  • An original certified copy of the Order Approving Sale
  • An original recorded Assignment and/or PTAX form if applicable.
  • $21.00 check or money order payable to the Sheriff - Will County
  • Self addressed stamped envelope for return of the Deed.
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