State by State Foreclosure Procedures

State by State Foreclosure Procedures

This is a general guide only, laws change and you need to check your state statutes for accurate, up to date procedures. Foreclosure type will most often be either judicial or non-judicial, if you have a specific question about a state process, you can ask it on the discussion board. Months to foreclose include the legal minimum required and the probable time length once foreclosure has begun. Deficiency judgments are available in some states if the lender loses money through the foreclosure process, if it is not practical for the lender to enforce a judgment, it will be listed. Homeowner redemption after foreclosure is possible in some states, the time periods are listed where available.

STATE TYPE OF FORECLOSURE MONTHS TO FORECLOSE
MINIMUM/EXPECTED
DEFICIENCY JUDGMENT REDEMPTION PERIOD
Alabama Primarily Non-Judicial 1/3 Possible and Practical 12 Months
Alaska Both 3/4 Not Practical None
Arizona Both 3/4 Not Practical None
Arkansas Both 4/5 Possible and Practical None
California Primarily Non-Judicial 4/4 Not Practical None
Colorado Primarily Non-Judicial 2/5 Possible and Practical None
Connecticut Judicial/Strict 5/6 Possible and Practical None
Delaware Judicial 3/7 Possible and Practical None
District of Columbia Non-Judicial 2/4 Possible and Practical None
Florida Judicial 5/5 Possible and Practical None
Georgia Primarily Non-Judicial 2/2 Possible and Practical None
Hawaii Primarily Non-Judicial 3/4 Not Practical None
Idaho Non-Judicial 5/6 Possible and Practical None
Illinois Judicial 7/10 Possible and Practical None
Indiana Judicial 5/7 Possible and Practical 3 Months
Iowa Both 5/6 Not Practical 6 Months,if judicial
Kansas Judicial 4/4 Possible andPractical 6-12 Months
Kentucky Judicial 6/5 Possible and Practical None
Louisiana Judicial 2/6 Possible and Practical None
Maine Primarily Judicial 6/10 Possible and Practical None
Maryland Judicial 2/2 Possible and Practical None
Massachusetts Non-Judicial 3/4 Possible and Practical None
Michigan Both 2/2 Possible and Practical 6 Months
Minnesota Both 2/3 Not Practical 6 Months
Mississippi Primarily Non-Judicial 2/3 Possible and Practical None
Missouri Primarily Non-Judicial 2/2 Possible and Practical None
Montana Primarily Non-Judicial 5/5 Not Practical None
Nebraska Judicial 5/6 Possible and Practical None
Nevada Primarily Non-Judicial 4/4 Possible and Practical None
New Hampshire Primarily Non-Judicial 2/3 Possible and Practical None
New Jersey Judicial 3/10 Possible and Practical 10 Days
New Mexico Judicial 4/6 Possible and Practical None
New York Judicial 4/8 Possible and Practical None
North Carolina Non-Judicial 2/4 Possible and Practical None
North Dakota Judicial 3/5 Not Possible 60 Days
Ohio Judicial 5/7 Possible and Practical None
Oklahoma Primarily Judicial 4/7 Possible and Practical None
Oregon Non-Judicial 5/5 Not Practical None
Pennsylvania Judicial 3/9 Not Practical None
Rhode Island Both 2/3 Possible and Practical None
South Carolina Judicial 6/6 Not Practical None
Tennessee Non-Judicial 2/2 Possible and Practical None
Texas Non-Judicial 2/2 Possible and Practical None
Utah Both 4/5 Possible and Practical None
Vermont Both 7/10 Possible and Practical None
Virginia Non-Judicial 2/2 Possible and Practical None
Washington Non-Judicial 4/5 Not Practical None
West Virginia Non-Judicial 2/2 Possible and Practical None
Wisconsin Judicial varies/10 Not Practical None
Wyoming Non-Judicial 2/3 Possible and Practical 3 Months