Unless our optional closing services are selected, the winning bidder should correspond directly with the Sheriff's Office in regards to payment of the balance, and acquiring the deed to the property. Please note that the balance of the payment must be submitted to the Sheriff's Office in the form of certified check, attorney's check or money order may payable to the Philadelphia Sheriff's Office. No Credit Cards, personal checks, drafts of promises to pay will be accepted. The Philadelphia Sheriff's Office only accepts payment Monday through Friday from 9 am to 3:30 pm. If you do not submit the balance of the funds for the property within the allotted time, your deposit will be forfeited. It is a limited practice for the Philadelphia Sheriff's Office to give a 30-day extension to pay the 90 percent balance upon written request before the first 30-day period expires.