The Civil Division conducts real and personal property auctions that have been ordered by the court. However, a majority of property sales have not gone through the courts, therefore our office is not involved. These sales are usually possessory chattel liens or trust deed foreclosures. You can find notices of possessory chattel liens posted at the main entrance to the courthouse. Trust deed foreclosures are advertised in newspapers around Linn County.

Property Sales

Sheriff’s Office Sales

Other Government Auctions

Other government agencies also hold auctions. For information on tax-foreclosed property auctions, see the

Linn County Property Management webpage.

Federal Government Auctions

For seized items including real estate, boats, vehicles, jewelry, and aircraft, follow this link to the U.S. Customs auction site: US Treasury Customs Auctions

IRS Tax Foreclosures

For seized items, including real estate, vehicles and more, use this link to view current auction items at the IRS Auction Home Page:  IRS Tax Foreclosure Auction

Other Federal Auctions

For other U.S. government auctions including Army Corps of Engineers, Department of Defense, FDIC Assets, US General Services, HUD housing auctions, US Postal Service and Small Business Administration: U.S. Department of the Treasury

Surplus Property Sales

Many local government entities, including Linn County, utilize Oregon State University to sell surplus property: OSU Surplus Property

The State of Oregon also sells surplus property online: Oregon Surplus Property