Tax Foreclosure Auction

Tax Foreclosure Auctions

Properties are offered for sale at the Harper County Tax Foreclosure Sale held in a location determined by Harper County.  A notice of the sale will be published in the Official County Newspaper for three consecutive weeks.  Information will also be posted here on the Harper County website.  The current owners may redeem the property at any time prior to the day of the sale.

It is your responsibility to acquire information about the properties that interest you to determine if they are suitable for your use.  You may want to:

  • Determine the location and type of property.
  • Check with the City or County for Zoning and Building limitations and requirements.
  • Check with the County Appraiser for valuation information.
  • Check with the Register of Deeds for easements, restrictive covenants and other title issues.

TERMS OF SALE

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 (one with an attached photograph), provide their telephone number or other contact method, and provide their signature certifying that they will not purchase any of the property offered for sale either directly or indirectly for any person having the statutory right to redeem under K. S.A. 79-2804(g) and 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 taken against you to enforce your bid and you may be ineligible to bid at future sales.

The filing fee for registration of the deed will be collected from the buyer of each parcel at the time of the sale.

A receipt of purchase will be given at time of payment. A sheriff deed will be mailed to the 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. The County desires to conclude the case in the most expeditious, legal manner possible.

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.

For additional information, please email Melinda McCurley at (620) 842-6030.