***Click HERE to view the list of properties to be offered at the 2016 tax sale.***
The Office of Collector sincerely thanks Cathy Rinehart, the Clay County Assessor, for lending us the services of Dr. Xiao, GIS Manager, to create this enhanced interactive website displaying our tax sale offerings for this year.
The tax sale is held once a year on the fourth Monday of August at 10:00 A.M. The next sale will be held on August 22, 2016.
Interested parties can download our tax sale guidelines. The recently passed revisions to the tax sale statute will take effect with the properties sold at the 2016 sale.
THERE ARE MANY CHANGES TO THE LAW AND THE FORMS WE USE FOR 2016. PLEASE DO NOT RELY ON OLD FORMS OR OLD GUIDELINES.
If you have any questions regarding the procedures and/or redemption of properties, please contact the Collector's office at the number(s) listed in the contact box on the right.
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 surplus funds are held in trust for the party that will eventually be legally entitled to them. During the redemption period, the funds are held for either the investor or the homeowner, depending on the final status of the property at the close of redemption. After the redemption period, there is a short time in which there may be additional claims on the surplus by either the homeowner or the investor, then, when the time is completely expired, the surplus funds are held in trust until they are paid to the school fund of the county. Any party that is legally entitled to surplus funds simply needs to 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.
Post 3rd sale properties
Bids will be opened on the first business day of each month from October through June.
- Registration/Affidavit--DO NOT USE TO REGISTER FOR ANNUAL TAX SALE (see form above)
- Post 3rd sale instructions
- List of properties available for compromised sale after being offered at tax sale 3 or more times
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.