Interested parties can download our tax sale guidelines below. If you have any questions regarding the procedures and/or redemption of properties, please contact the Collector’s office at 816-407-3200.

This office DOES NOT partner with or endorse Title Bridge, and will not accept any due diligence performed by them. The Office of Collector coordinates all required due diligence for its investors. Only due diligence approved by the Office of Collector will be accepted in exchange for a Collector’s Deed and reimbursed as part of a redemption (see RSMO 140.405.7).

Important Dates to Remember:

2022 Tax Sale-August 22, 2022

  • Last day for homeowners to pay only 2020 and earlier is May 1, 2022.  After this date, ALL YEARS and fees must be paid in full to be removed from the annual sale.
  • Fees of $135 added to all bills remaining delinquent on May 2, 2022.
  • Fees of $154 added to all bills remaining delinquent on June 1, 2022.
  • Last day to pay with a card, personal check, or online, June 15, 2022.  After this date, all payments on properties scheduled for the tax sale must be made in cash, cashier check, or money order. 
  • Tax sale list of properties available on this web site, CivicSource.com, and published in the Courier Tribune mid-July.
  • Registration for the tax sale is required and will be available beginning August 1, 2022. Registration forms can be found with the 2022 Tax Sale Guidelines.
  • Completed, notarized Tax Sale Affidavit, Statement of Nondelinquency must be received in the Office of the Collector on or before 5:00PM CST, August 17, 2022.
  • Registration with CivicSource to participate in the auction will close at NOON CST August 19, 2022.
  • The tax sale shall commence at Civicsource.com at 10AM CST on August 22, 2022, and shall conclude at 2PM CST the same day, except for ongoing bidding.
  • Post 3rd sale properties will be published on this page and will be available for over-the-counter purchase beginning September 6, 2022.

2021 Tax Sale

  • The last day property owners with tax liens from the 2021 tax sale have an absolute right to redeem is August 23, 2022 at 5:00PM CST. Certified funds or cash must be physically received by the Office of the Collector by this date and time to redeem.  Postmarks or payments left in drop boxes are not sufficient to meet this deadline.  
  • Homeowners have a continuing right to redeem until the investor claims a deed.  Affidavits to obtain a collector’s deed will not be accepted in the drop boxes. 
  • At 5:00PM CST on February 20, 2023, if requirements to claim at deed have not been met by the investor, any certificate purchased at the 2021 tax sale shall expire, and all right, claim, and title shall revert to the homeowner of record at the time of sale.  At that time, any overbid will be refunded to the investor without interest.
  • Assuming all requirements have been met on time, investors may claim a deed anytime between August 24, 2022 and February 20, 2023.  Investors may submit affidavits to claim a deed before the redemption deadline, however, they will not be effective until the expiration of the absolute redemption period.
  • Timely claims for any overbid on any property from the 2021 tax sale must be made within 90 days after the expiration of the redemption period.  By operation of law, overbids will automatically escheat to the school fund of the county once the 90 day claim period closes.

Requests for Lists of Properties With Unclaimed Surplus / Excess Funds:

Please note that Missouri law does not provide a category entitled “unclaimed surplus” or “excess proceeds” with regard to the tax sale.  All overbid funds are held in trust for the party that will eventually be legally entitled to them.  During the redemption period, the overbid will be refunded to the investor if interest in the certificate of purchase is lost. For 90 days following the claim of a Collector’s deed, parties having a recorded interest in the property at the time of sale, or homeowners ONLY may apply for the funds. Funds MUST be paid out to lienholders in order of priority, then to the homeowner ONLY. If more than one party applies for surplus, and no settlement can be reached, the office of Collector will interplead the funds into the Clay County Circuit Court where the disputing parties may litigate the matter at their own expense. 91 days after a timely claim of a Collector’s deed, surplus escheats to the school fund of the county, and may no longer be claimed by anyone without order of a court.

Any party that is legally entitled to surplus funds should contact our office to get very simple paperwork.  We can answer your questions and we are committed to paying the surplus to the legally entitled person.  There is no need for a homeowner claiming surplus to use an outside entity or hire an attorney to claim their surplus.  To protect our homeowners, we will not assist third parties that are attempting to claim surplus on behalf of someone that is already legally entitled to it. We also do not maintain an “unclaimed surplus” list of any kind.

Available Documents:

Questions?

Please direct all tax sale inquiries to [email protected].