Tax Foreclosure Sale

Please check back in January for information regarding the 2022 Tax Sale. 
  1. Before the Auction
  2. The Auction
  3. Payment and Fees
  4. After the Auction
  5. Tax Sale Documents
  6. Structures For Sale

Before the Auction

Properties are offered for individual sale at the Riley County Real Estate Tax Foreclosure Sale held in a location specified by the Deputy County Counselor in Manhattan, Kansas.

A notice of the sale will be published in the Manhattan Mercury.  You can view a list of the properties at our website at and sign up for the "Notify Me" service.

The amount listed for each property in the sale publication is the amount of delinquent real estate taxes owed, plus interest and penalties; it is not the assessed value.

Ownership of the property remains with the current owner(s) until the sale. You may not enter the property without the permission of the owner(s).

The current owner(s) may redeem their property at any time prior to the day of sale.  These properties will not be offered for 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 if the property has been redeemed
  • Determine the location and type of property
  • Check with the city or county for zoning and building limitations
  • Check with the County Appraiser for assessed value and current tax rates
  • Check with the Register of Deeds for easements and restrictive covenants
  • You should contact a local title company for information concerning the availability of title insurance
  • The County makes no assurances that you can obtain title insurance