Foreclosure Sales

Foreclosure Sale Information

All foreclosure sale information is furnished by the Sheriff’s Office for sales located within Pottawattamie County. This information is not a substitute for official publication required by Iowa State Law. Those notices are published in local newspapers.

Real Estate Foreclosure sales are posted in three (3) public places before the sale, at the Pottawattamie County Courthouse, Council Bluffs City Hall and at the Council Bluffs Public Library. There are two (2) publications prior to the sale in local newspaper legal sections.

The  Sheriff’s Office does not have the authority to show any property.  Information on the property is limited to published and posted information.

Real estate foreclosure sales are open to the public. All sales begin in the Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office lobby on the published and posted date at 10:00 A.M. These sales may be cancelled prior to the date of sale by the plaintiff and will be announced the date of the sale. The Sheriff’s Office will have an opening bid provided by the plaintiff at the time of sale to start the  bidding process. The winning bid will be awarded to the highest bidder for cash in hand on the date of sale. The highest bidder on the date of sale will have two (2) hours to pay the Sheriff’s Office the total amount by cash, cashier’s check, or money order. Personal checks are NOT accepted. If the highest bidder does not returned within two (2) hours, the property will go to the next highest bidder.

If there is a redemption period for the property being sold at a Sheriff’s Sale, a “Certificate of Purchase” will be given to the purchaser. Once the redemption period has expired, the purchaser will need to give the Sheriff’s Office the original “Certificate of Purchase” and a Sheriff’s Deed will be issued. There is a $30.00 charge for an issued Sheriff’s Deed.

If there is no redemption period for the property being sold at a Sheriff’s Sale, a Sheriff’s Deed will be issued.

Questions regarding Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Sales can be forwarded to the Pottawattamie County Civil Division at 712.890.2230, 8:00 A.M. to 4:30  P.M. – Monday through Friday.

This page should not be considered a complete listing of all sales.

The current listings can be found by clicking here.

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