p. (316) 660-9110
525 N. Main
Wichita, KS 67203
Contact the Treasurer's Office
The following Tax Foreclosure Auctions have been scheduled
at the Sedgwick County Extension Center, 7001 W 21st St. North.
October 20, 2014 -
14CV1747 Property Listings
Registration begins at 12:30 PM and the sale starts at 1:30 PM.
In the state of Kansas, counties are allowed to sell real property having delinquent
real estate taxes at the conclusion of the judicial tax
foreclosure procedure via open auction (no sealed bids).
Properties are sold to the highest qualified bidder.
"Notice of sale” is published in the officially designated
newspaper, the WICHITA EAGLE. Copies are available in the county
treasurer’s office, first floor of the courthouse. When the
date of sale is set, the case can be accessed at on this website. The Sedgwick County Treasurer’s Office should have Map Books for
each sale available at a nominal charge.
Tax foreclosure auctions take place in the Sedgwick County Extension building at 7001 W.
21st St. N. (21st and Ridge). The date is determined
four to six weeks prior to the sale date and is announced through publication in
the WICHITA EAGLE or may be obtained by calling the treasurer’s office,
660-9110. You may also visit this website to register to
have an email
notification sent to you when the sale dates are scheduled.
Owners, heirs and lien holders of record have the
right to redeem properties through close of business the day prior to
the sale date. Therefore, prospective bidders are
cautioned that they cannot be sure a given property will actually be sold at
auction until the specified sale date.
All sales are final, unless successfully challenged
in court. Prospective
bidders should adequately acquaint themselves with the properties in
which they are interested prior to the auction.
Suggested inquiries might be considered in the areas of: special
assessments - county clerk’s office (660-9200) or respective city
clerks’ offices; zoning and building restrictions; respective county or
city building, planning and inspection offices; plat maps - county
clerk’s office; deed information - county clerk’s office or
deeds’ office (660-9400).
If a person desires to purchase a property prior to
auction, that transaction is strictly between that person and the owner
of record. To stop the tax
foreclosure process, the full amount of taxes and interest plus court
costs must be paid. The mere
transfer of title, even having the deed recorded, will not stop the
proceedings nor the sale.
Only when all taxes and court costs are paid will the property be
deleted from the sale.
Buyers of tax foreclosure properties are responsible
for the full amount of taxes for the year of the sale, regardless of the date of
sale. Buyers are responsible for all current and future special
assessments on the property. Buyers are not responsible for any delinquent
Owners or lien holders of record can challenge
of properties sold at a tax foreclosure auction after the sale through
district court. The county
may defend the sale with appointed counsel.
Buyers may, at their own expense, engage their own attorney if
they wish to be represented during such action.
If the court should decide in favor of the plaintiff and set
aside the sale of the property, the court will direct the county
regarding refunding the full purchase price plus any fees paid.
Bidders must be registered and have a bidding number to
participate in the bidding. Registration will begin approximately one hour prior to sale
time. To register, a person must provide two pieces of positive
identification showing name and address (with an attached photograph on
one piece), provide their telephone number or other verifiable contact
method, and provide their signature certifying they are not the record
owner of any real estate upon which there are delinquent ad valorem or
special assessment taxes.
Only then will a bidding number be issued.
Successful bidders will be responsible for their bids and must
not depart the auction without making payment in full for their purchase(s).
If not, legal action may be take against you to enforce your bid and you may be
ineligible to bid at future sales.
Any purchase or combination of purchases having a
total sale (bid) price of $350 OR less must be paid in cash or cashier's
check. You must have exact
change. Any purchase(s)
having a total sale (bid) price of more than $350 must be paid as
follows: $350 cash or cashiers check, and either your personal check,
cash or cashiers check for the balance.
There will be a $30 charge assessed for a returned
check. Further, if a check
is returned, the issuer will be granted no more than 14 calendar days
from the date of notice to redeem the check and pay the returned check
assessment with cash or cashier’s check only. Returned check notice will be
mailed via first class mail.
According to K.S.A. 79-2804, the sheriff is
required to register the deeds for properties purchased at tax
foreclosure auction prior to delivering them to the buyer. Therefore, the filing fee for registration of the deed(s) will be
collected from the buyer of each parcel at the time of sale.
A receipt of purchase will be given at time of
payment. A sheriff’s deed
will be mailed to successful bidders as soon as “confirmation of sale” is filed with the
clerk of the district
court and the deeds are recorded with the register of deeds office. This usually requires a waiting period of approximately 90 days
after the date of sale. This
waiting period allows all checks to clear and the settlement of any
disputed sales (challenges) in court. The county desires to conclude the case in the most expeditious,
legal manner possible. It also may take additional time for prior years’
delinquent taxes to be purged from the property record.
If a successful bidder purchases an
occupied property, the purchaser is responsible for handling this
instance in a considerate manner. The county is NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR EVICTION.
Purchasers are responsible for payment of the full
year of taxes (ad valorem and any “specials”) for any
tax foreclosure auction during that year. The taxes are not pro-rated to
sale dates. “Specials” can be added up to August 26 of each year. “Specials,” which purchasers will pay as part of that year’s taxes,
may be announced at the sale, however all specials may not be
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