Online Tax Sales

NOTE:  This page is for informational purposes only. For the latest updates, please visit the RealAuction website.

No tax sales scheduled at this time.

Online Tax Sales

Pursuant to House Bill 390, Paulding County Sheriff Sales of Real Estate will be sold on the public sheriff’s sale website operated by Realauction in conjunction with the Ohio Department of Administrative Services.  The new process and procedures are detailed on the Realauction websiteTax Sales will be conducted on-line for Orders of Sale received after January 1, 2022.

General changes are:

  • All potential bidders must register with Realauction. Registration will include completion of the Purchaser Information Form;
  • Properties will open for bid at least seven days immediately prior to the date of sale. This is generally known as a proxy bid;
  • On-line auctions will begin on scheduled Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. An auction will be conducted for each individual property/court case.  After a property is sold, the next scheduled sale will begin; and,
  • Bidders must submit a deposit based on the appraised value. Tax sale properties which are not appraised will require a $10.00 deposit.  Acceptable deposits are bank wire transfers or ACH, no cash deposits will be accepted.  Wire deposits must be received by 5 p.m. EST Two (2) business days before the auction sale date.  All ACH Deposits must be initiated by 4 p.m. EST Five (5) business days before the auction sale date.  Bidders must plan to allow enough time for their bidding deposits to be received and processed within the time-frames described above.  Deposits based on appraised values are:

Webinar training classes are available through Realauction.  Classes generally last 90 minutes for their software’s instructions.  Attendance is by on-line registration or contacting Realauction Customer Service at 954-734-7401 or 877-361-7325.  Customer Service can also be reached via e-mail at

Publication of sales will be in the The West Bend News.

Plaintiff / Judgment Creditor

Registration is required; however, the deposit nor the purchaser’s information form is required.

Bidding style choice (pre-sale manage bid or live bid) and a verification from the court stating you are the judgment creditor is needed for each particular case.  Court papers may be sent to at least one day before the sale.  Please include your bid number and user account’s first and last name.

Any questions, please contact 877-361-7325, ext. 245 or 246.