Can a homeowner adjourn the sheriff’s sale?
Yes. A homeowner is entitled to two adjournments of the sheriff’s sale. Each adjournment is for 30 days. There is a 5-adjournment limit for the sheriff’s sale (twice at the lender’s request, twice at the homeowner’s request, and once if both the lender and the homeowner agree to an adjournment.)
To get a stay of the sheriff sale you must go to the county sheriff in person before the sale takes place and you must pay a fee by cash or money order. Contact the sheriff’s office in your county to find out the amount of the fee and their exact process. You do not have to prove good cause or appear before a judge to obtain these stays.