Who can bid at a sheriff's sale?

Sheriff's sales are public auctions, so anyone can bid. The only exception is that members of the Orange County Sheriff's Office may not bid. A person acting as agent for a company or corporation may bid on behalf of the company or corporation he represents.

There are no sealed bids or phone bids. A party may bid on behalf of/as agent for, a party not present as long as the agent is present at the sale and the bidder has provided his authority to the Sheriff for such arrangement, in writing, prior to the sale. Additionally, while anyone may attend and participate in the bidding, only those bidders who have registered to bid will be allowed to do so. This simply involves the bidder signing and printing his name, address and phone number on a ledger sheet provided at the sale.

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1. What is a sheriff's sale?
2. When are sheriff's sales conducted?
3. Where are sheriff's sales conducted?
4. Who can bid at a sheriff's sale?
5. What is the sale format?
6. What are the terms of sale?
7. What exactly is the high bidder purchasing?
8. What documents will the purchaser receive from the sheriff?
9. How does one find out if and when a sale is scheduled?