Property Sales and Foreclosure Property in Jefferson County, Kentucky
IMPORTANT UPDATE: (revised 1/25/2021)
IN RESPONSE TO THE KENTUCKY COURT OF JUSTICE COVID-19 EMERGENCY - ADMINISTRATIVE ORDERS 2021-01 and 2021-02 (Effective 1/6/2021):
ALL IN-PERSON JEFFERSON CIRCUIT COURT JUDICIAL SALES SHALL BE "CONDUCTED OUTDOORS SAFELY AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH CDC GUIDELINES."
-- All Commissioner's Sales until April 1, 2021, and until further Order of the Court, shall be held outdoors at Louisville Slugger Field.
-- Sales will be held outdoors on the third base side of the Concourse at Louisville Slugger Field.
-- There is no heating on the Concourse.
-- There is no seating for the public on the Concourse.
-- Dress for the weather and be prepared to stand in place.
-- Continue to enter Louisville Slugger Field at the Main Street Entrance.
Health and safety measures to include social distancing and the use of facial coverings over the nose and mouth shall remain in effect and shall be strictly enforced. (See below for additional information.)
Prohibition concerning items allowed at the sale location shall remain in effect and shall be strictly enforced. (See below for additional information.)
LOCATION: Commissioner's Sales will be held outdoors at Louisville Slugger Field, 401 East Main Street, Louisville, KY. Use the Main Street Entrance only. It will open at 8:30 a.m. on the date of sale.
DATES: Commissioner's Sales will be scheduled for Thursdays. See "Upcoming Sales" tab.
TIMES: Commissioner's Sales will begin at 9:30 a.m. See "Upcoming Sales" tab.
Prohibition concerning items allowed at sale location: As provided by Kentucky Supreme Court Amended Order 2021-01, Sec. A. 4. Court Facilities: Members of the public are prohibited from bringing nontransparent purses or other similarly enclosed bags into any court facility that does not have an X-ray machine, unless items in the bag are medically necessary. Any items that are necessary for the individual's business before the court should be carried by hand or brought in an open container capable of visual inspection.
Health and safety measures to include social distancing and the use of facial coverings over the nose and mouth will be required at sales.
Health and safety measures shall be observed by all members of the public as provided by Kentucky Supreme Court Amended Order 2021-01 A. 2, which includes the wearing of a mask, scarf, bandana, or other cloth which covers the nose and mouth. On the date of sale, individuals shall not enter the sale location if:
--- (1) You have been diagnosed with COVID-19 within the past 14 days or have been in contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 within the past 14 days.
--- (2) You have been asked to self-quarantine by any doctor, hospital, or health agency.
--- (3) You have experienced any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 (cough, shortness of breathy or difficulty breathing, sore throat, fever, chills, muscle pain, generalized fatigue, or loss of taste or smell.
Individuals under the age of 18 yrs will not be permitted entry to the sale location.
Only one (1) individual per bidding party is requested to reduce capacity in the sale location.
The use of cashier's checks or money orders instead of cash is encouraged.
The use of electronic devices (phones, laptops, tablets, etc.) will not be permitted.
Please know your Bond Number if you are using a surety bond.
Please bring your own pen (blue or black ink).
ELECTRONIC DEVICES NOT PERMITTED AT AUCTION: Electronic devices (phones, laptops, tablets, etc.) are not permitted at the judicial sales. Any persons using electronic devices and/or interrupting the judicial sales with electronic devices may be removed from the sale room.
HEARINGS, CONFERENCES, AND GARNISHMENT CHALLENGES:
-- All Commissioner's Hearings, Status Conferences, Pretrial Conferences, and Post-Judgment Discovery Dockets remain canceled and will not be rescheduled until further Orders from the Court.
-- Post-Judgment Garnishment Challenges are being held telephonically. Please contact the Master Commissioner's office for additional information.
IMPORTANT PROCEDURAL CHANGES:
-- Access to the Master Commissioner's office shall remain restricted until further notice.
-- A Drop Box for the Commissioner's office is now located at the front desk in the lobby of the Glassworks Building. (Please do not place items in the PVA Office Drop Box). Completed sale pay-in orders/sale bid checks and surety bond applications may be dropped in the Drop Box for review and verification by the Commissioner's office.
-- The Surety Bond application process has changed. The process will no longer be completed in person. Please see additional information under the heading "Changes to the Surety Bond Application Process."
ADDRESS: The Jefferson Circuit Court Master Commissioner's Office is located in the Glassworks Building, 815 W. Market Street, Suite 503, Louisville, KY 40202. Please click the button below for details regarding our location.
CHANGES TO THE SURETY BOND APPLICATION PROCESS:
***EFFECTIVE 1/5/2021*** SURETY BOND INSTRUCTIONS AND BOND FORMS HAVE BEEN REVISED. You must submit the current bond application form when applying for a bond.
Applications and Instructions: Surety Bond forms and instructions are available on this website. Please print copies of all needed information. Complete the surety bond form and sign in the presence of a notary public. Please include copies of all needed documentation and be sure all documents identify the bond applicant by name. If you have any questions, please call the Commissioner's office.
Submissions of Surety Bond Forms: Bond applications and documentation can be submitted via:
1.) Email: Send to email@example.com. (Provided the attachments do not exceed the maximum file size allowable).
2.) Mail or Overnight Delivery: Send to the ADDRESS above.
3.) Drop off at Commissioner's office: Drop Box for the Commissioner's office located on the front desk in the lobby of the Glassworks Building, 815 W. Market Street, Louisville, KY 40202.
Deadline: Surety Bond applications must be physically received by the Commissioner's office or electronically sent no later than 4:00 p.m. on the Friday before the next scheduled sale. If you do not meet the required deadline, your application will not be reviewed or approved in time for the next sale.
Expiration of Surety Bonds: All surety bonds are valid for one year from the date of issuance. You may not bid at the sale with an expired bond. If your bond is expired, you must apply for a new bond.
Please Note: No exceptions will be made for surety bonds that expired while sales were postponed.
BIDDING WITHOUT A SURETY BOND: A bond is not necessary if the purchaser pays the sale bid in full at the sale via cashier's check, money order or cash. However, cash payments are capped at $10,000 per purchaser per sale date. In no event shall an amount greater than $10,000 in cash be deposited to complete the terms of the sale. Purchaser must have all funds available at the time of sale. Otherwise, the property will be immediately resold, and the defaulting purchaser shall be removed from the sale room. All full payment purchasers are still required to file the documents necessary to confirm the sale and issue the deed.
Answers to the most frequently asked questions are posted for your convenience. The Master Commissioner's Overview is available to assist you in navigating the website.
DISCLAIMER: The information on this website is provided as a convenience to the user and is subject to change. The Jefferson Circuit Court Master Commissioner disclaims any warranties as to the validity of information provided. The Master Commissioner and the office shall not be liable, due to the user's reliance on information obtained from this website, for any damages whatsoever arising out of the use of this website.
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