Civil Sales FAQ
Do you advertise the items in the local paper, The Advertiser?
Yes we do. If it is Real Estate, the items are advertised twice: Thirty (30) days before the sale on Thursday and ten (10) days before the sale on Thursday. If it is a "moveable," the items are advertised ten (10) days before the sale on a Thursday.
Do you fax the lists?
Unfortunately, we do not fax the list of items for sale.
Does the Sheriff guarantee clear title?
No, it is the responsibility of the bidder to research mortgage certificates for any liens.
How and where do you pay?
Please pay with cash or cashier's check in the Civil Office located at 1010 Lafayette Street.
If you are the successful bidder, how long do you have to pay and how much?
The winner must pay by 2:00 P.M. on the day of the sale in the full amount with certified funds.
Once you have a list, can you view the Real Estate or Moveable?
Yes you can. If it is Real Estate, you can drive by and only view the exterior. If it is a Moveable, you can go to the place where it is stored.
What do you sell?
The Sheriff sales consist of Real Estate and "Moveables" (anything that moves - vehicles, boats, etc.)
When do you have the sales?
The sale is held every Wednesday except weeks with a holiday.
When Real Estate or a Moveable is WITH APPRAISEMENT, at what price will the bidding start?
The bidding will start at two-thirds of the appraised value.
When Real Estate or a Moveable is WITHOUT APPRAISEMENT, at what price will the bidding start?
That is determined by the Sheriff's cost and Clerk’s Cost.
When will you get the appraised value?
The appraised value will be given on the Friday afternoon before the sale.
Where do you get a Sheriff Sale list of the items coming up for sale?
The list is available on the
Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office civil sale web site.
Where is the Sheriff sale held and when does it start?
The sale is held at 1010 Lafayette Street on the 2nd Floor at 10:00 A.M.
Who is eligible to bid?
The sale is open to the public.