DLT Sale

DATES OF THE NEXT DELINQUENT LAND TAX SALE
INDEPENDENCE: August 12 to August 16
KANSAS CITY: August 19 to August 24
 
The Delinquent Land Tax sale is held every year in August to auction properties that were foreclosed on the previous year, due to owing back taxes for three or more years.  The DLT sale is conducted one week on the South courthouse steps at the Eastern Jackson County Courthouse, 308 W. Kansas Avenue, Independence, MO for properties generally located east of I-435 Highway and the following week in Kansas City on the North Courthouse steps at the Jackson County Courthouse, 415 E. 12th Street, Kansas City, MO for properties generally located west of I-435 Highway.
 
For more information on how the DLT sale is conducted please see the Delinquent Land Tax Sale Overview.
 
Important information:
  • Must be registered as a bidder (see Bidder Information) and have a bidder card at the time of the sale.
  • When purchasing a property, you can pay with cash, cashier check, money order, or make a deposit with the Civil Process Department.
  • Cashier’s check and money orders need to be made out to the Jackson County Court Administrator.
  • The sale is generally conducted in mid-August on the courthouse step, so please check the weather and dress accordingly, bring a lawn chair, and water for hydration.
  • All sales are final and sold as is, which means that the buyer is responsible for hazardous materials, additional taxes owed, etc. So the bidder should do their own research on properties before bidding and/or consult an attorney (see the Jackson County Collections Department website for "Buying Tax Foreclosure Property on the Courthouse Steps for more information).