Wydandotte County holds tax sale auctions three times each year. The next tax sale auction is scheduled for August 29 at Memorial Hall (600 N 7th Street). Doors open at 9 a.m. and the auction begins at 10 a.m. You must attend in person to make a purchase.
Tax delinquency is an early sign of property deterioration. Ensuring that properties are current on taxes is an example of how we can improve the appearance of our neighborhoods.Wyandotte County Delinquent Real Estate
REMEMBER: All properties sold at tax sales are sold AS-IS! You are responsible for researching the property prior to bidding on it.
- You should drive by the property and see what you are actually bidding on at the tax sale–satellite images, online photos, property maps, etc. are not a substitute for seeing the property in person.
- If you’re interested in a lot with improvements, on your way to the tax sale, consider making a final drive-by of the property. Demolition, fires and vandalism can happen at anytime!
- Any time you’re bidding on a tax sale property, you should also consider obtaining a title report. A title report can tell you important information about prior owners and what encumbrances the property might have. For example, there may be a federal tax lien, a prior judgment or a mortgage attached to the property from a previous owner. Any of these might impact the marketability of your tax sale property title.
If you have questions about obtaining a title report, Title Bridge can point you in the right direction!
In order to participate in the tax sale auction, bidders must register ahead of time either online or in person. For more information on who is eligible to bid and how to register, please visit Wyandotte County’s delinquent tax sale website.
If you make the winning bid, property must be paid for by 4:45 p.m. on the date of the auction. Money order and cashier’s checks are accepted. The sale will still need to be confirmed before you receive a deed to the property–so you won’t immediately have a right to enter the property.
After you receive your deed, contact us for a Title Bridge Certificate so that you can obtain title insurance. Title insurance is critical to protect your investment.
In Wyandotte County, tax sale eligible properties are those that have delinquent taxes for at least 3 years for homestead properties, 2 years for commercial properties and 1 year for vacant and abandoned properties.