Find foreclosed homes for sale at auction in Wisconsin. These auctions include sheriff sale foreclosures, private owner land and property, government surplus property, mortgage foreclosures, and more.
These websites are local cities and counties in Wisconsin that list their foreclosures for future auction. Often, these auctions are outsourced to a third-party. It is vital that any potential bidder to put forth as much effort as possible to inspect any photos provided and to research the history of the property at auction including any other tax liens.
A lot of these property auctions are now held online. The online auctions perform much the same as the courthouse steps auctions. You may be asked to provide proof of available funds in order to bid in the foreclosure auctions.
Towards the bottom of the list are privately operated real estate auctions. These are not always foreclosed properties, but they are also often included. All of the auction websites below are open to the public.
Wisconsin Sheriff Sales – Foreclosure Auctions – Surplus Property Sales
Barron County Sheriff Sales Barron, WI 54812
Calumet County Foreclosures/Sheriff Sales Chilton, WI 53014
Clark County WI Sheriff Sales Marinette, WI 54143
Douglas County Wisconsin Sheriff Sales Superior, Wisconsin 54880
Green Lake County Sheriff Sales Green Lake, WI 54941
Kenosha County WI Sheriff Sales Kenosha, WI 53140
Madison, Wisconsin Police – Property Room and Property Auction Madison, WI 53558
Marinette County Foreclosures Marinette, WI 54143
Monroe County Foreclosure Properties for Sale Sparta, WI 54656
Ozaukee County Sheriff Sales Port Washington, WI 53074
Price County Wisconsin Sheriff’s Sale Phillips, WI 54555
Rock County, WI Foreclosures Janesville WI, 53545
Shawano County Foreclosures Shawano, WI 54166
Vilas County WI – Tax Foreclosed Properties Eagle River, WI 54521
Waushara County Wisconsin Foreclosure Sales Wautoma, WI 54982
Washburn County Sheriff Sales Shell Lake, WI 54871
Washington County, WI Sheriff Sales (Colgate, Germantown, West Bend, Hartford)
Wood County Wisconsin Sheriff’s Sales Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494
Real Estate Auctions in Wisconsin
These are independent auctions and are not state-owned. They mostly auction private for sale by owner houses and property.
Listings are updated frequently, so check back for recent updates on auction sites.
Contact the auction location you wish to visit to verify eligibility and what documentation will be required.
Make sure to fully understand that most of these properties are sold at auction “as-is” and it is very important to research anything before you place your bid.
Auction Bidder Notice
Effective October 1, 2018, the State of Wisconsin created statute 846.155(2) which requires minimum qualifications for third-party bidders at foreclosure
sales. Minimum bidder qualifications are: (2) MINIMUM BIDDER QUALIFICATIONS. No 3rd-party bidder may submit a bid at a sale of mortgaged premises unless the 3rd-party bidder meets all of the following qualifications:
(a) The 3rd-party bidder does not own an interest in property in this state against which taxes have been levied that are more than 120 days delinquent.
(b) The 3rd-party bidder is not directly or indirectly owned, managed, or controlled, in whole or in part, by a person that owns an interest in property in this state against which taxes have been levied that are more than 120 days delinquent.
(c) The 3rd-party bidder does not directly or indirectly own, manage, or control, in whole or in part, an entity that owns an interest in property in this state against which taxes have been levied that are more than 120 days delinquent.
(d) No judgment against the 3rd-party bidder related to a violation of a state or local building code with respect to property in this state has been rendered that is unsatisfied.
(e) No judgment against a person that directly or indirectly owns, manages, or controls, in whole or in part, the 3rd-party bidder related to a violation of a state or local building code with respect to property in this state has been rendered that is unsatisfied.
(f) No judgment against an entity directly or indirectly owned, managed, or controlled, in whole or in part, by the 3rd-party bidder related to a violation of a state or local building code with respect to property in this state has been rendered that is unsatisfied.
(g) In submitting a bid at the sale, the 3rd-party bidder is not acting on behalf of or as part of an agreement with a person that does not meet the qualifications described in pars. (a) to (f). In addition, under statute 846.155(5), an affidavit must be filed with the Clerk of Courts by the winning third-party bidder (grantee) before the confirmation of sale stating they meet the minimum bidder qualifications. This affidavit form (CV-550) is available online or from the Clerk of Courts Office upon request. The Sheriff’s Office cannot give legal advice. If you have further questions seek legal counsel.