The tax sale is held once a year on the fourth Monday of August at 10:00 am.  

The next sale will be held on August 28, 2017.  

Bidding will be conducted online through CivicSource.  



Please note that Missouri law does not provide a category entitled "unclaimed surplus" or "excess proceeds" with regard to the tax sale.  All surplus funds are held in trust for the party that will eventually be legally entitled to them.  For 18 months following the sale, the funds are held for either the investor or the homeowner, depending on the final status of the property.  After the expiration of 18 months, the funds escheat to the school fund of the county.  Any party that is legally entitled to surplus funds should contact our offce 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

Post 3rd sale properties

Bids will be opened on the first business day of each month from October through June.

Please complete all applicable forms, sign and date them and have them notarized as required on the form(s). You will need a new signed registration for each month in which you place a bid. Send the completed forms to:

Clay County Collector
Attn: Tax Sale
1 Courthouse Square
Liberty, Missouri 64068

You can also email them to

contact us

Clay County Collector
Lydia McEvoy

Clay County Courthouse
1 Courthouse Square
Liberty, Missouri 64068

phone: (816) 407-3200
fax: (816) 407-3201


Clay County Courthouse Annex
1901 NE 48th St
Kansas City, Missouri 64118