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The Berks County Sheriff’s Office will hold its monthly Sheriff Sale using a virtual format platform. The first Sheriff’s Sale to be conducted virtually will take place on Friday, January 8.

Registration is required and free. To place a bid, however, a deposit is required before the day of the Sheriff sale. Visit Bid4Assets.com. The website also includes information for those wanting to participate without a computer.

Sheriff Eric Weaknecht placed a stay on Sheriff sales following Covid-19 and the closure of county offices. This past August, Sheriff sales were again open to the public, but at a capacity not to exceed 55 people to maintain social distancing requirements.

After considering limited options, Sheriff Weaknecht decided to put into effect a virtual method to ensure future Sheriff sales could take place in this time of uncertainty.

In 2000, Bid4Assets became the first online auction site to sell real property for the US Government. Over the last twenty years, it has worked with over a hundred agencies on the county, state, and federal level along with the US Marshals and DOJ. Bid4Assets sales are automated, streamlined, and transparent.

Sheriff Weaknecht asks anyone who wishes to bid on properties listed for Sheriff sale to watch the following video and understand the process, including bid fees and paddle deposits.

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