Bourbon County Tax Sale is on the Horizon

Patty Love
The Bourbon County Kansas Tax Sale is coming.
“It is my understanding that we will have two this year, one is supposed to be in August and another in December,” said Bourbon County Treasurer Patty Love.  “( Bourbon County Counselor)Justin (Meeks) has filed around 80 properties with the District Court, these are the ones that will be on the first sale.”
“For this tax sale we will be selling properties with delinquent taxes 2016 and prior,” she said.  “As soon as Justin gets me a list of the properties on the tax sale and a date set for the tax sale,  they will be published in the Fort Scott Tribune and posted on the Bourbon County website @bourboncountyks.org. “
  “The tax sale will be at 10:00 a.m. on the designated date,” she said.  “Property owners can redeem their properties up until 4 p.m. the day prior to the tax sale by paying all delinquent taxes and the $200. court filing fee.   The tax sale will start with a minimum bid (yet to be determined) and will be sold to the highest bidder. “
“In order to bid on the properties, you will need to complete a form in the Treasurer’s office stating that you are not related to or buying the property for the current owner,” Love said.  “We will also check to make sure that the bidder has no unpaid Bourbon County property tax in order to get the bid number.”
“The benefit of the tax sale is that it allows us to take properties that are over three years delinquent and sell them. getting them back on the tax roll and bringing in money,” she said.

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