March 18, 2020
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we are encouraging ONLY BIDDERS to attend the Sheriff’s Sale scheduled on 03/19/2020. There will be some safeguards put in place but the last thing we need is more people attending than is required. Please choose to follow guidelines put out by the CDC and practice social distancing and assist us in doing that at the Sheriff Sale.
Please see further information below.
For Immediate Release
March 12, 2020
Sheriff Duane E. Burgess, Announces Precautionary Measures In Reference To The Coronavirus (COVID-19).
The Johnson County Jail is limiting access to visitors as a precautionary measure in reference to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Inmate video and remote visitation will continue as normal at this time. We will continue to allow attorneys into the facility to visit their clients. All jail programs and visits by volunteers has been suspended in an effort to prevent the COVID-19 from entering the facility. We will continue to monitor this situation and re-evaluate this restriction on March 30th, 2020.
All newly processed inmates undergo a medical screening at the time of intake. The screening includes a temperature check and health-related questions. Currently no inmates have tested positive for COVID-19. The Johnson County Jail has extensive procedures in place, including isolation and quarantine plans, should incarcerated persons test positive.
Our office has had discussions with representatives of our inmate healthcare provider, Johnson County Health Department, Johnson Memorial Hospital and the Franklin Fire Department, as well as surrounding county jails regarding concerns of COVID-19. Discussions involved jails and the possibility of inmates/staff contracting or spreading the virus. We continually strive to keep our inmates and staff healthy and safe; our goal with instituting these restrictions is to limit the opportunity for COVID-19 to enter our facility.
Non-essential office services are suspended. This includes gun permits, fingerprinting, in-person records requests, obtaining copies of reports and related activities.
You can request a copy of report by emailing the following two emails; email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Essential services such as Sheriff Sales and cash bonding will continue with increased precautions including personal protective equipment (PPE) and taped lines to maintain distances.
You will see restrictions as well regarding our deputies who patrol the road. Some calls for services will be handled over the telephone such as reports. Emergency call responses will remain the same and we will still perform our public safety duties.
Our goal in limiting these services is to minimize the spread of the virus through contact and to protect members of the public and our employees.
This is a fluid situation and the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office will continue to collaborate with our community partners to identify any needs or concerns related to COVID-19.
Sheriff Duane E. Burgess
Sheriff Sales are held on the third Thursday (excluding Holidays) of each month at the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office Jail Lobby located at 1091 Hospital Road in Franklin, Indiana. Bid sheets are available at 10:00 a.m. on the day of the sale. Bidding starts at 10:00 a.m. or as soon thereafter as possible. If you are a 3rd party bidder, you must have cash or a cashier’s check made out to Johnson County Sheriff in the full amount of your bid at the time of the bidding.
For information on the property you are interested in, please have ready the following information:
You may telephone the JCSO Sheriff’s Sale Office at (317) 346-4623 or contact us via e-mail at SheriffSales@JohnsonCountySheriff.com. The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office does not warrant the location or the legal description of any real estate offered at sale. For more information about Sheriff Sales, please call (317) 346-4623.
SHERIFF SALE RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR 3RD PARTY BIDDERS:
SHERIFF SALE RULES AND REGULATIONS:
Effective July 1, 2014, IC 32-29-7-3 requires written notice to each owner under the trial rules:
(i) If a sale of mortgaged property scheduled under this section is canceled, the sheriff shall provide written notice of the cancellation to each owner of the real estate. Service of the written notice shall be made as provided in the Indiana Rules of Trial Procedure governing service of process upon a person. The sheriff shall charge a fee of ten dollars ($10) for notice to one (1) owner and three dollars ($3) for notice to each additional owner for service of written notice under this subsection. The fee:
(1) is a cost of the proceeding;
(2) shall be collected as other costs of the proceeding are collected; and
(3) shall be deposited in the county general fund for appropriation for operating expenses of the sheriff’s department.
The fee for service under this subsection shall be paid by the person who caused the sale to be canceled
It will be the responsibility of the Plaintiff to provide a receipt copy of paid Delinquent Taxes/Certified Sewer Lien(s) NOT the Sheriff’s Office. If proof of payment on any/each delinquent taxes/sewer has not been provided to the Sheriff’s Office one (1) day before the Sheriff Sale the sale will be cancelled and no longer take place on it’s scheduled date.
Per IC 32-29-7-8.5
*NOTE: This will be the ONLY amount taken out of sale proceeds. If there are other lien(s) such as mechanics lien(s), etc. attached to a property it will become the purchaser’s responsibility.