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'SHERIFF'S FORECLOSURES' FAQ
If you do not find the answer to your question here, you may contact the Sheriff's Office Civil Unit.
  1. What if I don't know how to spell a name/do not have a complete address?
  2. What if I need information prior to twelve months from today's date?
  3. Where is information about scheduled sales available?
  4. What if I need information in an electronic format?
  5. What are the Foreclosure/Execution Sale process and guidelines?
  6. Where is the Sheriff's Office Civil Unit located?

1. What if I don't know how to spell a name/do not have a complete address?
In most cases, it's best to start a search by typing the house number only. If the results display the address you're looking for, click on the Sale Record Number for more information.

If you do not know how to spell a name exactly, or do not know the property's full address, you can still search for a Record of Sheriff's Foreclosure/Execution Sale. The system will allow you to search on just the first name, just the last name, or any combination of the two. You can also conduct partial seaches. For example, typing the letters "JO" in the last name field will list all mortgagors with the last name "JOHNSON", "JOHNSEN", "JONSON", etc. Similarly, typing "Wood" in the street address field will list all properties on "Woodland Street", "Elmwood Drive", "Oakwoodlin Path", etc. or typing "Brooklyn Park" in the city field will list all properties in Brooklyn Park. You can also find a property record by searching by the type of sale (i.e. assessment, association, execution, judgement, and mortgage).

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2. What if I need information prior to twelve months from today's date?
Sheriff's Certificates of Sale are filed with the County Recorder and/or Registrar of Titles. The Hennepin County Public Records Division is located on the 5th floor of the Hennepin County Government Center, 300 South 6th Street, Minneapolis MN.

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3. Where is information about scheduled sales available?
Foreclosure sale notices are published in legal newspapers. Click here for information.

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4. What if I need information in an electronic format?
If you need information in an electronic format, go to the page that contains the information. Highlight this information using your mouse. On the toolbar in your browser, go to Edit -> Copy (or hold down the "Ctrl" and "C" keys together). Launch another program such as MS Excel, MS Word, Notepad, etc. On the program's toolbar go to Edit -> Paste (or hold down the "Ctrl" and "V" keys together). Once you have pasted the information into your document, you can modify fonts, colors, etc.

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5. What are the Foreclosure/Execution Sale process and guidelines?
For information on the mortgage foreclosure information, see "Mortgage Foreclosure" and "Mechanics Lien Sales General Guidelines".

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6. Where is the Sheriff's Office Civil Unit located?
For the Sheriff's Office Civil Unit address and directions, please see "Sheriff Office Civil Unit" under "Contact Information -> Location".

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