Note: When buying abandoned homes and lots properties are sold in “As Is” condition. Properties are typically not available for inspection or viewing.

  1. The first step in purchasing a tax foreclosure property is registering with the Department of Civil Process. The form below must be submitted and stamped no less than TEN (10) days prior to the tax sale. Their address is 1305 Locust Street, 2nd floor, Kansas City, MO 64106. You can do this by mail or deliver it in person.
  2. On this form, you’ll need to demonstrate that you don’t own real estate with two or more building or housing code convictions.
    • You will need to submit a Registration Form for each city in which you own real estate.
    • You cannot register if you have TWO (2) or more open violations on any properties registered to your name.
    • You also cannot have any convictions within the past two (2) years regarding any municipal building or nuisance violation.
  3. Once the form(s) is completed, submitted to the Dept. of Civil Process, and verified by the Collections Department (no action required for this part), you will receive a bidder number and verification by mail.
  4. Find the property you want at Jackson County, Missouri Tax Sale Property
    It is your responsibility to verify that the property they intend to buy is the correct one. Bidding goes by parcel number, not street address. It is recommended that you view the property in person. You will not be allowed to go on the property, however.For more information read:   Buying Tax Foreclosure Property
  5. In addition to the bidding price, buyers are responsible for any delinquent taxes, liens, special assessments, or other judgments on the property.
  6. Initial Bid prices are listed on the property viewer (Jackson County, Missouri Tax Sale Property). CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK, OR MONEY ORDER are the only forms of payment accepted at the Delinquent Land Tax Sale. Personal checks, company checks, credit cards, checks drawn on a credit card or line of credit from your bank will not be accepted. Bidders are advised to bring ample cash or certified funds payable to the Court Administrator to buy their researched property. Personal checks, business checks, and lines of credit will not be accepted. Successful bidders will not receive the deed to the property until the Circuit Court holds a confirmation hearing to make sure that no properties were sold for substantially less than their true value as determined by a professional appraiser.