office preps for
The Platte County Collector's office has been busy making
its list and checking it twice.
No, they're not playing Santa Claus in the office. Quite
the opposite. The collector and her staff have been busy
preparing for the annual delinquent tax sale.
Delinquent tax properties will head for the auction block
at 10 a.m. Aug. 26 in the county commission meeting room
located in the Platte County Administration Building.
Platte County Collector Donna Nash informs potential
buyers they need to register prior to the sale's start
on Aug. 26. Registration can be done the morning of the
In January, 700 properties were delinquent on property
taxes. According to Nash, 85 properties are now on the
Most of the delinquent taxes were paid by the owner.
Some properties were researched and identified by Sheila
Palmer, deputy collector.
In some instances, properties can be listed with a mortgage
company, assessor records or not listed under the correct
Nash advises if anyone is interested in buying a delinquent
property, they should do the proper research before the
"They need to do the research. If you don't research,
the property could be landlocked or part of a subdivision,"
Delinquent taxes with penalty, interest and costs may
be paid to the county collector at any time before the
property is sold.
A certificate of purchase will be issued to the purchaser
of the property. The certificate of purchase is retained
for two years or until the property is redeemed.
Nonresidents of Missouri may not bid unless special arrangements
have been made with the collector prior to the sale.
Bidding begins for the amount of taxes, penalties and
The total purchase price must be paid to the collector's
office immediately at the close of the sale.
The original property owner may redeem a first or second
offering property any time within two years from the sale
Nash says liens are not extinguished at the time of sale
or during any period of redemption.