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: Copies of the proper NOTICES to be served on the owner(s), reputed owner(s) and Defendant(s) together with 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). Instruction sheets, 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 for a mailed copy of the affidavit.

NOTE - DEPUTIZED SERVICE OF THE NOTICE OF SALE:
IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF YOUR FIRM TO CONTACT THE DEPUTIZED COUNTY FOR THE CORRECT SERVICE FEES. PLEASE INCLUDE WITH THE REAL ESTATE FILING. A LETTER DIRECTING WESTMORELAND CO. SHERIFF TO DEPUTIZE, THE FEE INFORMATION, AND THE DEPUTIZED SHERIFF'S OFFICE. THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE WILL INVOICE THE COST OF THE SERVICE FROM YOUR $2500.00 ADVANCE PAYMENT. No additional check is required from you for this service.

SIXTH:
An INSTRUCTION SHEET for POSTING the HANDBILL must indicate the current physical location of the property that is being sold. Please include an additional self-addressed stamped envelope for a mailed copy of the affidavit. 

SEVENTH:
LOCATION OF SALE: COMMISSIONERS MEETING ROOMS, WESTMORELAND COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 2 NORTH MAIN STREET, GREENSBURG, PA 15601

**Exception: November 1, 2021 sale is to be held in the Senior Judge Courtroom, 4th Floor

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 PROVIDED TO THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE and THE ORIGINAL MUST BE FILED WITH THE PROTHONOTARY'S OFFICE. PLEASE INCLUDE THE SALE DATE ON THE COVER SHEET OF THE AFFIDAVIT.

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