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:

  • Last day for homeowners to pay only 2019 and earlier is April 30, 2021. After this date, ALL YEARS and fees must be paid to be removed from the annual sale.
  • Fees of $100 added to all bills remaining delinquent on May 3, 2021.
  • Fees of $154 added to all bills remaining delinquent on June 1, 2021.
  • Affidavit forms for registration will be published on this page under Available Documents.
  • A link to the tax sale list will be published at CivicSource.com beginning July 6, 2021.
  • Publication of the tax sale list in the local newspaper shall occur once a week beginning the week of July 19, 2021.
  • Complete/correct affidavits of statutory compliance for bidders must be submitted by 5 pm CST August 18, 2021.
  • Registration with CivicSource to participate in the auction will close at NOON CST August 20, 2021.
  • The sale shall commence at civicsource.com at 10 am CST on August 23, 2021, and shall conclude at 2 pm the same day, except for ongoing bidding.
  • Post 3rd sale properties will be published at on this page and will be available for over-the-counter purchase beginning September 7, 2021.
  • Subsequent taxes for properties purchased at the 2021 tax sale are due Dec. 31, 2021 and Dec. 31, 2022.
  • Title searches for properties sold on the 2021 sale will be performed by CivicSource, beginning March 1, 2022.
  • Certified and regular mail notices to all parties with legal interest in properties sold on the 2021 tax sale will be mailed by CivicSource by May 23, 2022.
  • The last day property owners with tax liens from the 2021 tax sale have an ABSOLUTE RIGHT to redeem is August 23, 2022 at 5:00 pm CST. Certified funds or cash must be physically received by the Collector by this date and time to redeem. Postmarks or other indicia of mailing or sending are not sufficient to meet this deadline. Redemption affidavits MAY NOT be placed in drop boxes after 5 pm on August 23, 2022.
  • Homeowners have a continuing right to redeem until the investor claims a deed.
  • At 5:00 pm on February 20, 2023, if requirements to claim a deed have not been met by the investor, any certificate purchased at the 2021 sale shall expire, and all right, claim, and title shall revert to the homeowner of record at the time of the sale, without recourse. At that time, any overbid will be refunded to the investor, without interest.
  • Assuming all other 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 so that they are immediately effective upon expiration of the absolute redemption period.
  • Timely claims for surplus 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.
  • Last day for homeowners to pay only 2019 and earlier is April 30, 2021. After this date, ALL YEARS and fees must be paid to be removed from the annual sale.
  • Fees of $100 added to all bills remaining delinquent on May 3, 2021.
  • Fees of $154 added to all bills remaining delinquent on June 1, 2021.
  • The last day property owners with tax liens from the 2021 tax sale have an ABSOLUTE RIGHT to redeem is August 23, 2022 at 5:00 pm CST. Certified funds or cash must be physically received by the Collector by this date and time to redeem. Postmarks or other indicia of mailing or sending are not sufficient to meet this deadline. Redemption affidavits MAY NOT be placed in drop boxes after 5 pm on August 23, 2022.
  • Homeowners have a continuing right to redeem until the investor claims a deed.
  • Affidavit forms for registration will be published on this page under Available Documents.
  • Complete/correct affidavits of statutory compliance for bidders must be submitted by 5 pm CST August 18, 2021.
  • Registration with CivicSource to participate in the auction will close at NOON CST August 20, 2021.
  • Subsequent taxes for properties purchased at the 2021 tax sale are due Dec. 31, 2021 and Dec. 31, 2022.
  • Title searches for properties sold on the 2021 sale will be performed by CivicSource, beginning March 1, 2022.
  • Certified and regular mail notices to all parties with legal interest in properties sold on the 2021 tax sale will be mailed by CivicSource by May 23, 2022.
  • Assuming all other 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 so that they are immediately effective upon expiration of the absolute redemption period.

2020 Tax Sale

  • Subsequent taxes for properties purchased at the 2020 tax sale are due Dec. 31, 2020 and Dec. 31, 2021.
  • Title searches will be performed by CivicSource, beginning March 1, 2021.
  • Certified and regular mail notices to all interested parties will be mailed by CivicSource by May 25, 2021.
  • The last day property owners with tax liens from the 2020 tax sale have an ABSOLUTE RIGHT to redeem is August 24, 2021.
    Homeowners have a continuing right to redeem after this date if the investor does not claim a deed.
  • Assuming all other requirements have been met ON TIME, investors may claim a deed anytime between August 25, 2021 and February 21, 2022. On February 22, 2022, all of the investor’s rights to the property will expire, and any surplus will escheat to the school fund of the county.

Requirements to Obtain a Deed

  1. Issuance of a Collector’s deed may not extinguish the right of the cities to collect their special assessments.
  2. Subsequent taxes coming due AFTER the tax sale, but BEFORE an investor claims a deed will be billed to the investor, and must be paid before they become delinquent on January 1.  If they are not paid, the purchaser forfeits all liens on such lands so purchased. (RSMo 140.440)
  3. CivicSource will perform all statutorily required due diligence on behalf of tax sale investors.  Investors will be able to monitor the status of the due diligence process by returning to CivicSource.com and viewing the properties they purchased.  A fee was collected at the time of sale to pay the estimated cost of this process.  Investors will not owe additional fees to the Collector’s office during the redemption period, but will need to pay the balance if actual due diligence costs exceed the amount of the deposit.  These additional costs are generally between $50-500, depending on the number of interested parties required to receive legal notice.  If a property redeems before due diligence costs are incurred, the investor will receive a refund of any portion of the fee that was paid but not used.
  4. The level of due diligence performed by CivicSource is superior to the industry standard for county tax sales in Missouri, but the responsibility to pursue quieted title or title insurance remains with the investor. Every document mailed to any party, the title search, pictures of postings, etc. are all viewable by investors at CivisSource.com, and may be printed or downloaded by the investor for their own records or files, or for use in a court of law. CivicSource and the office of Collector make no guarantees that the due diligence performed by CivicSource will lead to automatic quiet title or title insurance. CivicSource, on behalf of the office of Collector, simply warrants that all due diligence requirements of Missouri law were met or exceeded during the redemption period, and that records of that compliance will be available to interested parties.
  5. Investors may view each step of due diligence, as required by RSMO 140, as it is performed. Before a Collector’s deed will issue, investors must co-sign an affidavit indicating their acceptance of the due diligence performed by CivicSource, and stating that they have no actual knowledge of any reason why a Collector’s deed should not issue. Investors are always welcome to perform their own additional due diligence, at their own, non-reimbursable expense.

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:

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Questions?

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