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Real Estate Sales Instructions
Westmoreland County Real Estate Sales - Instructions

FIRST:
ORIGINAL AND THREE (3) copies of SHORT DESCRIPTION (form attached pg. 4) for HANDBILLS and PUBLISHED NOTICE

SECOND:
ORIGINAL AND ONE (1) copy LONG DESCRIPTION (form attached pg. 5) for SHERIFF’S DEED

THIRD: A COPY of the AFFIDAVIT PURSUANT TO RULE 3129.1 shall be delivered to the Sheriff with the information of the name and last known address of the owner(s), reputed owner(s) and Defendant in the Judgment, together with any other person(s) having any record interest, record lien of the property, and any other person(s) having any interest in the property which may be affected by the sale: together with a COPY of the ACT 91 AFFIDAVIT, if applicable. PLEASE FILE ORIGINAL AFFIDAVITS IN THE PROTHONOTARY’S OFFICE.

FOURTH:
The ORIGINAL WRIT OF EXECUTION

FIFTH: (IF REQUESTED) Copy or copies of the proper NOTICES to be served on the owner(s), reputed owner(s) and Defendant(s) together with a copy or copies of proper NOTICES to be served on any other person(s) having any record interest, record lien on the property, and any other person(s) having any interest in the property which may be affected by the sale. If Writ of Execution is to be served together with other notices, copies must be furnished along with INSTRUCTION SHEET(S), as required for service of a complaint or Writ of Summons. Instruction SHEET(S) as provided by the Sheriff must indicate what papers are to be served or posted and the manner in which service is to be made. Please include a self addressed stamped envelope to mail you a copy of your affidavit of service.


NOTE: DUE TO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF A NEW FINANCIAL SYSTEM IN THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE, WE WILL NOW BE ISSUING CHECKS FOR DEPUTIZED SERVICE OF REAL ESTATE NOTICES. YOU WILL NO LONGER HAVE TO INCLUDE A CHECK FOR DEPUTIZED SERVICE, HOWEVER; IT WILL BE UP TO YOUR FIRM TO CONTACT THE DEPUTIZED COUNTY FOR THE SERVICE FEES. PLEASE INCLUDE THE FEE INFORMATION AND PAYEE WITH YOUR REAL ESTATE FILING. THE COST OF SERVICE WILL THEN BE INVOICED FROM YOUR 2500.00 ADVANCE PAYMENT

SIXTH:
An INSTRUCTION SHEET for POSTING the HANDBILL must give the exact location of the property that is being sold. Please include an additional self-addressed stamped envelope if you wish to be notified of the date of the handbill posting.
SEVENTH:
LOCATION OF SALE: COMMISSIONERS MEETING ROOMS, WESTMORELAND COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 2 NORTH MAIN STREET, GREENSBURG, PA 15601

EIGHTH:
ADVANCE COSTS $2500.00

NINTH:
THREE (3) SELF ADDRESSED STAMPED ENVELOPES

NOTE: IF PLAINTIFF IS SERVING THE NOTICE OF SALE, A COPY OF THE AFFIDAVIT(S) MUST BE FILED IN THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE NO LATER THAN 15 DAYS PRIOR TO SALE DATE. AFFIDAVITS MUST HAVE THE SALE DATE ON THE COVER SHEET. PLEASE FILE YOUR ORIGINAL AFFIDAVITS WITH THE PROTHONOTARY’S OFFICE.

***ALL REAL ESTATE SALE EXECUTIONS MUST CONFORM TO ALL OF THE ABOVE GUIDELINES, OTHERWISE THEY WILL BE RETURNED TO THE ATTORNEY