Our office is often asked questions regarding delinquent tax and foreclosures. Some of the often asked questions are listed below.

Questions & Answers

Q. What is the date, time and location of the tax sale?
A. Delinquent properties are offered for sale periodically through a Sheriff’s Sale at the Belmont County Courthouse. Please contact the Sheriff’s Office at 740-695-7933 for more information.

Q. When and where are the tax sales advertised?
A. Properties being foreclosed due to either delinquent taxes or mortgage foreclosures are advertised on Wednesday in the Martins Ferry Times Leader three times prior to a sale.

Q. What happens to the properties that do not sell at the Sheriff’s sale?
A. There are two attempts to sell each property at a Sheriff’s Sale. Properties not sold at the Sheriff’s Sale are offered for a third time at the Auditor’s Forfeited Land Sale. This sale is usually held once a year during the summer. All the property to be sold is advertised in the Martins Ferry Times Leader two times prior to the sale

All requests for lists of foreclosures should be addressed directly in writing to:

Belmont County Auditor
101 W. Main Street
St. Clairsville, OH 43950

If you have any further questions, please call our offices at (740) 695-2121 ext. 117.