County Land Sale Information

Our county land sale is held once a year in the spring, April or May.  The accounts listed in the foreclosure lists are still redeemable properties.  The properties available for sale will be posted on the web once the final list has been approved by the county court.

Pursuant to an order of Malheur County Court the Malheur County Sheriff will proceed to sell at public auction, at the front door of the Malheur County Courthouse, Vale, Oregon, to the highest and best bidder, all of the right, title and interest of Malheur County, in the described real property situated in Malheur County, Oregon on the prepared list.

The terms of this sale shall be CASH ONLY unless the minimum price is set at more than $1000, in which case the sale shall be for cash of for not less than 20% cash with the remainder to be paid under written agreement with the purchaser providing for equal installments to be made over a period not exceeding 5 years with all deferred payments to draw interest at the rate of 8% per annum, payable annually, and such agreements shall be subject to all terms and conditions of ORS 275.100 as amended. The minimum price shall be as indicated above. Price of the property does not include publication and recording fees charged at the time of the sale.
 
THESE PROPERTIES MAY NOT BE USED IN VIOLATION OF APPLICABLE LAND USE LAWS AND REGULATIONS. BEFORE PURCHASING THIS PROPERTY, PROSPECTIVE BIDDERS SHOULD CHECK WITH THE APPROPRIATE CITY OR COUNTY PLANNING DEPARTMENT TO VERIFY USES.
 
The county shall not warrant or defend the fee simple title of real property offered for sale to be free of defects or encumbrances, but will only sell and convey such title as the county has acquired by foreclosure. Conveyance is subject to recorded easements of the United States or government agency thereof. Please be advised that it is the purchaser's responsibility to obtain any title insurance or title reports for property sold by the County at public auction.
 

The Malheur County Court reserves the right to reject any and all bids. A detailed description of the above described properties may be inspected in the office of the Malheur County Assessor.