Delinquent Tax Certificate Sales
RSMO. 140.150 and 140.170
All lands and lots on which taxes are delinquent and unpaid are subject to sale at public auction.
The tax sale is held annually on the 4th Monday in August commencing at 10:00 A.M. at the Camden County Courthouse.
Delinquent taxes with penalty, interest, and costs may be paid to the County Collector at any time before the property is sold.
The list of properties subject to sale is published in a local newspaper for three consecutive weeks prior to the sale. The list will also be published on the Collector’s website.
The sale is conducted by the Collector. Bidding begins for the amount of taxes, penalties, and sales costs.
Purchaser must be present to bid.
Each parcel offered for sale is individually identified by a brief legal description.
Purchaser must sign an affidavit stating that he/she is not currently delinquent on any tax payments on any property. Failure to sign such affidavit, as well as signing a false affidavit, may invalidate the property purchase. Affidavits are available at the Collector’s office or the sale site immediately prior to the tax sale.
The successful purchaser receives a sale sheet identifying the parcel and bid price at the auction. The total purchase price must be paid to the Collector’s office immediately at the close of the sale. Cashier’s check, personal check, bank draft, and/or MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Novus Brand/Discover credit cards are accepted.
No bid shall be received from any person not a resident of the state of Missouri or a foreign corporation or entity all deemed nonresidents. A nonresident shall file with said collector an agreement in writing consenting to the jurisdiction of the circuit court of the county in which such sale shall be made, and also filing with such collector an appointment of some citizen of said county as agent of said nonresident, and consenting that service of process on such agent shall give court jurisdiction to try and determine any suit growing out of or connected with such sale for taxes. RSMo.140.190
No Collector shall be authorized to issue a certificate of purchase to any nonresident of the state of Missouri. RSMo 140.290) The purchaser may assign ownership of the Certificate of Purchase by completing the assignment portion on the Certificate, after meeting the requirements stated in RSMo 140.405. Such assignment must be notarized and presented to the Collector’s office to be recorded (RSMo 140.290)
The Collector issues and mails a Certificate of Purchase to the purchaser. The Certificate of Purchase is retained for one year or until the property is redeemed. Keep certificate in a safe place so it can be returned to the collector.
The Original property owner may redeem the property any time within one year from the sale date.