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The following guidelines are generated
pursuant to Sedgwick County Home Rule Resolution No. 27-02. These
guidelines are issued entirely at the discretion of the Sedgwick County
Treasurer. Prepayment of non-delinquent ad valorem real & personal
property taxes will only be made in conformity with the following payment
guidelines and in conformity with all existing laws. These guidelines may
be altered, amended, suspended or ended entirely at the discretion of the
Sedgwick County Treasurer.
Those taxpayers desiring to prepay
Sedgwick County non-delinquent ad valorem real & personal property
taxes must make written application to the Sedgwick County Treasurer. The
Sedgwick County Treasurer’s decision whether to accept taxpayer’s
written application is final. If such application is accepted by the
Sedgwick County Treasurer, that taxpayer will be allowed to pay Sedgwick
County non-delinquent ad valorem property taxes in advance of the date
such taxes become due up to the date such taxes become delinquent under
state law (December 21, May 11), so long as such prepayments are made
pursuant to a written
in accordance with these guidelines.
At any time the Sedgwick County
Treasurer may cancel such written prepayment agreement and, during such
written agreement Sedgwick County Treasurer reserves the right to refuse
to accept any or all prepayments of taxpayer not remitted in accordance
with these guidelines or the terms of such written agreement.
A valid written prepayment agreement bearing the signature of taxpayer
and the Sedgwick County Treasurer will be completed and on file with the
Sedgwick County Treasurer for every taxpayer participating hereunder.
There will be no charge to the taxpayer for this service at this time.
Should it become necessary to consider a fee for this service it will
apply to agreements executed after the adoption of the fee and will not
be applied retroactively. The Sedgwick County Treasurer’s expenses in
administering the agreement and the program, which generated that
agreement, are anticipated to be approximately equal to (or may exceed)
any interest which Taxpayer might otherwise earn on the prepayments
made. Taxpayer foregoes any and all claim to interest on payments made hereunder in consideration of the Treasurer’s administration expenses
and also in return for Treasurer’s execution of the agreement.
Prepayment agreements hereunder will not affect the tax foreclosure
process, mortgage foreclosure process, or any other legal proceedings
affecting real or personal property subject to such agreement, which at
all times will proceed in accord with applicable law. Real & Personal
Property parcels will remain eligible for tax foreclosure and/or
mortgage foreclosure proceedings, in accordance with applicable law,
unless the tax liability has been satisfied in full. It is presumed that
redemption by taxpayer of real properties eligible for tax or mortgage
foreclosure will occur as soon as lawful notice is given, pursuant to
applicable law, of intent to foreclose.
The minimum payments made by any taxpayer whose application hereunder is
accepted by the Sedgwick County Treasurer will be either 1/5 of the half
payment of the taxpayer’s ad valorem Real & Personal Property taxes next
due, or 1/10 of full payment of the
taxpayer’s ad valorem Real & Personal Property taxes next due, with a
minimum monthly payment of $20.00. It is entirely the responsibility of
taxpayer to actually deliver all prepayments to the Sedgwick County
Treasurer in a timely fashion under these guidelines, within the terms
of the applicable Prepayment Agreement and pursuant to existing law.
Any such prepayment not timely received by the Sedgwick County Treasurer
makes the taxpayer’s Prepayment Agreement voidable entirely at the
option of the Sedgwick County Treasurer, regardless of whether
subsequent prepayments are timely received and accepted by the Sedgwick
County Treasurer. Payment made with a returned check are grounds
for immediate cancellation of the prepayment privilege. Taxpayers whose application for prepayment hereunder
are accepted by the Sedgwick County Treasurer will be furnished the
appropriate number of payment coupons by the
Sedgwick County Treasurer. A coupon must accompany each monthly
All prepayments hereunder will be held for the benefit of the taxpayer
in a separate cash account in the Sedgwick County Treasurer’s trial
balance, with an equal amount recorded in a separate liability account
in the Treasurer’s trial balance reflecting the Treasurer’s liability.
These accounts will be control accounts. A separate sub-account will be
established for each taxpayer in order to accumulate taxpayer’s
prepayments. At all times, the sum of the balances in the sub-accounts
should equal the amount in the control account.
Approximately one month prior to the applicable due date hereunder, the
amount of prepayments accumulated for each taxpayer who has made
payments hereunder will be posted to the tax statement account by the
Sedgwick County Treasurer. When the tax statement is prepared, it will
show the amount of the balance due for the next due date. Once the
prepayments have been transferred to the appropriate tax liability
hereunder, there will be no refunds to the taxpayer, except as required
by applicable law.
Until ad valorem Real &
Personal Property tax statements are created and the amounts accumulated
by each taxpayer participating in this prepayment program have been
posted to their respective tax accounts, the ownership of the
prepayments made hereunder resides with the taxpayer. Prior to the date
that their taxes hereunder become delinquent, taxpayers (or their lawful
designee or representative) making prepayments hereunder may withdraw
some or all of the money they have accumulated in their prepayment
account upon written request to the Sedgwick County Treasurer, provided
such written demand for withdrawal is received by the Sedgwick County
Treasurer before the date that such taxes become delinquent. Sedgwick
County Treasurer will make reasonable efforts to issue a check to such
requesting party within 10 business days of the date such request is
received by the Sedgwick County Treasurer. Sedgwick County Treasurer
will not pay interest on such withdrawn prepayments.
Payments under protest will not be
affected by this program. As required by existing law, no payment under
protest will be accepted by the Sedgwick County Treasurer unless a
timely first half or full payment of the applicable property taxes has
been received by the Sedgwick County Treasurer.
Mission: To assure quality public services that provide for the present and future well-being of the citizens of Sedgwick County.
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