Are the properties guaranteed a clear title and warrantied in any way?
All sales are at Caveat Emptor (“let the buyer beware”), and no warranties are expressed or implied. The Sheriff’s Office does not guarantee a clear title to any property. Check the court file located in the office of the Clerk of Courts, First Floor or the Lorain County Justice Center for the title report.
FEDERAL TAX LIENS - These are not erased with the sale of the property. You can check to see if there are any federal tax liens on the property by checking with the County Recorder's office on the 1st floor of the county administration building. They are located at the corner of Third Street and Middle Avenue.