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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, up until the order for confirmation of sale is approved by the court. 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 additions to judgment 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)


March 25th, 2020

19CV001314   University of WI Credit Union v. Larry J. Juszczak Jr. - Canceled
19CV1318       Lakeview Loan Servicing v. April Peralez - Adjourned to 6/10/20
19CV001194   Wells Fargo Bank v. Jeff Eickhoff - Canceled
19CV000075   Wilmington Savings Fund v. Lisa A. Christensen - Canceled
19CV1250       J.P. Morgan Mortgage Acquisition v. Carol M. Brueser - Canceled
19CV002095   Bank of America v. The Estate of Marnee H. Leonard -Canceled
19CV000934   Deutsche Bank v. Lori A. Gohde- Canceled
16CV002155   Deutsche Bank v. Ivory Jefferson - Canceled
18CV000093   JPMorgan Chase Bank v. Vincent F. Manzara - Adjourned to 6/10/20

April 8th, 2020

19CV001322   Wells Fargo Bank v. Marybeth Koch - Adjourned to 6/10/20
19CV001180   US Bank Trust v. David M. Schmitz - Canceled
19CV001485   Nationstar Mortgage v. Michael T. Frede - Canceled 
18CV001211   MTGLQ Investors v. Jennifer L. Watton - Canceled
19CV001182   Equity Trust Company v. The Cabin at North Lake LLC - Canceled
17CV001132   PennyMac Loan Services v. Michael A. Schemmel - Canceled
19CV001125   Lakeview Loan Servicing v. John W. Bush - Canceled
19CV000157   Deutsche Bank v. Melinda M. McKinnon - Canceled
19CV000052   JPMorgan Chase Bank v. John G. Marshall Jr. - Adjourned to 6/10/20
18CV000343   Bayview Loan Servicing v. Frank W. Lange - Canceled
17CV000820   Specialized Loan Servicing v. Randall T. Westley - Canceled

April 22nd, 2020

19CV000696   Landmark Credit Union v. Brian Teclaw - Canceled
19CV000191   TCF National Bank v. Betty Wynstra - Canceled
18CV001839   Deutsche Bank v. Lori L. Dotter - Canceled
19CV001763   Finance of America Reverse v. Lee G. Wisniewski - Canceled
19CV1863       MTGLQ Investors LP v. Norhardt Crossing Condo Association - Canceled
19CV001390   Waukesha State Bank v. Barbara A. Luedtke - Canceled
19CV1291       Cornerstone Community Bank v. John C. Bins - Canceled
19CV000568   Freedom Mortgage Corp v. Daniel M. Brugger - Canceled