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Sales are conducted on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. in the Lobby of the Sheriff's Department Justice Center, 515 W. Moreland Boulevard, Waukesha, Wisconsin.

***Please note beginning in July, 2018, the Sheriff's Department will be scheduling sales twice a month, on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month.

*NEW* - Third Party Bidder Requirements

Per WI State Statute 846.155 and 846.16, effective October 2018, third party bidders and their assignees are required to meet minimum bidder qualifications in order to place a bid at a foreclosure sale. These qualifications include:

  1. The third party bidder or assigns do not own property in the state where taxes are more than 120 days delinquent.
  2. The third party bidder or assigns do not have an unsatisfied judgment against them relating to a violation of a state or local building code with respect to property in this state.
  3. The third party bidder is not acting on behalf of or in agreement with anyone who does not meet the minimum bidder qualifications.

Third party bidders will also be required to file an affidavit of minimum bidder qualifications with the court. False representation on this affidavit can result in penalties including, but not limited to, denial of the confirmation of sale and resale of the property, forfeit of down-payment, and a $1000.00 fine. Please review WI State Statute 846.155 and 846.16 for a more in-depth review of the third party bidder qualifications. If you have any legal questions, we advise you consult legal counsel.

The Sheriff is a ministerial officer of the Court and is without power to make any terms except those authorized and prescribed by the Court. He sells only the judgment debtor's title. If there is no title, the purchaser acquires none. The rule of Caveat Emptor (let the buyer beware) is fully applicable to sales made under execution.

Foreclosure sales are for real property only. The Sheriff's Office does not know whether or not persons occupy the property. Further, we cannot give permission for any prospective bidders to enter and inspect any structure that may be located on the property to be sold. All property is sold "As Is".

Properties sold at auction by the Sheriff's Office are generally advertised in local area newspapers. A copy of the notice of sale shall be printed each week for 3 successive weeks in a newspaper of the county prior to the date of sale.

In addition to newspaper advertising, notices of sale are posted for public viewing at the Sheriff Department Lobby as well as the Municipality where the property being sold is located.

Sales of property are "open-type" auction sales (no sealed bids). A minimum bid is normally bid on the first round by the Plaintiff.

The successful bidder, upon full payment of the bid, will receive a Sheriff's Deed. This deed may not give clear title to the property. In order to obtain a clear title one must satisfy all superior liens and encumbrances. If a purchaser does not complete the sale, he can be held liable for his deposit, and for all losses and expenses.

If you are interested in a particular piece of property, we recommend a title search before you actually bid.

Private firms conduct title searches. Their telephone numbers may be found in the yellow pages of the telephone directory. A fee is charged.

Should you have a legal question, we recommend you consult an attorney.

If the property you purchase is occupied, it is your responsibility to have the occupants removed.

In most cases the owner can redeem the property, even after the sale, for a period of 10 calendar days from the date of sale. By law the owner can declare bankruptcy within that same period.


A. Each property is sold subject to restrictions of record which are unknown to the Sheriff and subject to any unpaid taxes and water bills or assessments, and such state of facts as an accurate survey and physical inspection of the premises may reveal.

B. The highest bidder at the sale shall be the Purchaser. If any dispute arises as to who may be the highest bidder, the property will be resold.

C. If you are the successful bidder on a property, you are required to post a deposit of 10% of the total bid price in cash, cashier's check, certified check, or bank check immediately after the close of that sale. Certified checks MUST be made payable to: Waukesha County Sheriff Department.. NO COMPANY, AGENCY OR PERSONAL CHECKS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

D. The PURCHASER may be required to pay recording fees and Real Estate Transfer Fees.


  1. Subject to any unpaid municipal liens, unpaid taxes and assessments.
  2. Subject to such facts as an accurate survey and physical inspection of the premises will disclose.
  3. Subject to restrictions, reversions, reservations, easements and right of way of record, if any.
  4. Subject to rights of tenants and occupants, if any.
  5. Subject to Federal, State, County and Municipal ordinances, statutes and regulations, including zoning ordinances.
  6. Sold in an "as is" condition.
  7. Subject to the right of the plaintiff to apply to the Court for surplus moneys for sums advanced, with interest thereon since the entry of final judgment, additional advances for taxes and other items have been made by plaintiff. (Amount to be announced.)
  8. The right of redemption of the United States of America as a result of Federal Liens.
  9. If the subject premises be a Condominium, the sale is subject to any unpaid assessments, which may be a lien on the premises, and subject to all applicable provisions of the Master Deed and by-laws of Condominium Association.

There are times when the sale of property is not completed on the date advertised because of adjournments, settlements or bankruptcies.


All sales are performed on Wednesdays in the Main Lobby of the Waukesha County Sheriff Department Justice Center, 515 W. Moreland Blvd., Door #8.

SALES RESULTS WILL NOT BE POSTED. (Click on Case title to see Case posting)


June 12th, 2019

17CV204         Fannie Mae v. Anne M. Hale
18CV2144       Old National Bank v. Estate of Van K. Brown, Jr.
18CV1311       US Bank NA v. Anna M. Voigt
18CV1743       JPMorgan Chase Bank v. Larry H. Kotke
18CV000470   Nationstar Mortgage v. Rebecca L. Saunders
18CV002253   Cascade Funding RM1 v. Estate of Pauline M. Raiche
18CV001798   Ditech Financial LLC v. Lisa L. Schultz
18CV001348   MTGLQ Investors LP v. Nathan Liss
18CV001552   Freedom Mortgage Corp v. Daniel Bartlein
18CV001876   Wells Fargo Bank v. Glenn F. Savoie
18CV001985   Freedom Mortgage Corp v. Marie E. Moran
15CV01419     US Bank Trust v. Michael LaBenz
19CV000138   Freedom Mortgage Corp v. James A. McManus

June 26th, 2019

18CV001763   Bank of New York Mellon v. Estate of Lila M. Dellosso
18CV1570       BMO Harris Bank v. William J. Ryan
17CV000667   Freddie Mac v. Bruno R. Babits
18CV001434   MidFirst Bank v. Scott A. French
18CV1928       Snyder & Ek SC v. Elizabeth J. Krill
18CV002165   Andrew W. Steeno v. Zakir Hussain
18CV946         CIT Bank NA v. George F. Shuput
18CV1240       Wilmington Savings Fund v. Nigel B. Haworth
15CV02011     Ditech Financial LLC v. Maria E. Palmersheim
17CV000820   Specialized Loan Servicing v. Randall T. Westley
17CV001645   Wells Fargo Bank v. Noel A. Leopold 

July 10th, 2019 

18CV000624   Live Well Financial v. Bonnie T. Literski
18CV001855   WHEDA v. Denise L. Rosenthal
18CV926         Marine Credit Union v. Daniel D. Wendt
18CV000361   Bank of America v. Dwayne E. Mosley
16CV000735   US Bank NA v. Donald A. Shrader
18CV000919   JPMorgan Chase Bank v. Jesse J. Schneeberg
18CV001015   Nationwide Advantage Mortgage v. David A. McSorley
18CV000343   Bayview Loan Servicing v. Frank W. Lange
17CV001119   US Bank NA v. Jaclyn M. Gonzalez
18CV001973   The Money Source v. Brittany E. Burks
19CV000621   US Bank Trust NA v. The Sunset Homes Association
18CV001422   Specialized Loan Servicing v. Lawrence K. Stowasser