Kansas Tax Deeds

 Sale Type:  Tax Deed
 Interest Rate:  N/A
 Bid Method:  Highest Bidder
 Redemption Period:  N/A
 Sale Date(s):  Annually (Varies by county)
 State Statute(s):  CH 79, Article 23,24,28
 Over-the-Counter:  Yes
 State Website:  http://www.kansas.gov/

Kansas State Overview

Kansas is classified as a tax deed state. Tax sales are usually between the months of August and October. The counties publicize the tax sales in local newspapers approximately 10 days prior the sale. Some counties require bidders to pre-register prior to the tax sale. The minimum bid normally consists of all back taxes, penalties, interest and any costs. Some counties even allow the starting bid to begin below the tax lien amount or set no minimum bid at all. Tax deeds are sold to the person bidding the highest amount above the minimum bid.

Kansas uses the ” Premium Bid” method. Counties determine the starting bid by the combined total of all delinquent taxes, penalties, interest, and costs.Tax deeds are bid up in price until a high bid is established. Tax deeds are sold to the highest bidder.

In Kansas, the County Sheriff or Tax Collector will auction and sell tax deeds to the winning bidders. The winning bidder is the one with the highest bid.

  • Tax Sale Type: Tax Deed (Sec. 79-2804).
  • Contact: The Sheriff or Tax Collector. (Sec. 79-2804).
  • Interest Rate and/or Penalty Rate: Not applicable.
  • Bid Procedure: Premium bid / highest bid. (Sec. 79-2804).
  • Redemption Period: Not applicable.
  • Law: Kansas Statutes, Chapter 79, Article 23, “Sale of Real Estate for Taxes,” Article 24, “Redemption of Real Estate,” and Article 28, “Judicial Foreclosure and Sale of Real Estate by County.”
  • In Kansas the bidding usually starts at the amount owed on the property, and sometimes even less. They occasionally have auctions where there is no minimum bid.