Who handles landlord-tenant disputes? Justice of the Peace Courts (State of Delaware, not Sussex County) Justice of the Peace Court 17 (302) 856-1445
When do I need to vacate the home after a Sheriff Sale? After confirmation: To find the date, go to the next calendar month, count 3 Mondays, then go to that Friday. That is the date by which you must vacate the home.
If I buy a monition property instead of mortgage foreclosure property, when can I take possession? You cannot take possession until 60 days after confirmation (this is a total of approximately 90 days).
When and where are the Sheriff Sales held? Sheriff Sales are held the third Tuesday of every month, promptly at 9:30 a.m. (with the exception of Goods & Chattels Sales), at the Sussex County Sheriff's Office location, not at the property location. Sussex County West Complex Main Conference Room - 2nd floor 22215 Dupont Boulevard (Route 113 North) Georgetown, DE 19947
When I am interested in a property on the Sheriff Sales list, can I see it prior to the sale? No. All properties are bought sight unseen. You are not allowed on the property until after confirmation.
How and when can I register to bid for a sale? Registration is from 9 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. on the morning of the sale, at the Sheriff's Office.
To register, you need a valid ID such as a driver's license or passport and $4000 cash or cashier's check. We do not accept personal or business checks.
Sheriff's Office addresses: Regular USPS Mail: PO Box 948 Georgetown, DE 19947
Overnight (FedEx/UPS): 22215 Dupont Boulevard Georgetown, DE 19947
We do not have a mail receptacle at this location. The PO Box must be used for regular mail.
What is the 4% Council fee amount? It is 4% of the final bid amount at the sale. Minimum: $500, maximum: $10,000 (Ordinance 1921)