Real estate property taxes three years delinquent are subject to a tax foreclosure auction and public sale.
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If you do not receive a tax statement by the end of November, please contact the County Treasurer's office at 785-537-6321.
If you are responsible for paying taxes on a home or other real estate property, the full amount could be paid or half the amount on or before December 20 of that tax year. If the first half is paid, the second half of that year's taxes are due on or before May 10 of the following year.
If the first half of the current year real estate taxes are not paid by December 20, interest will start accruing December 21. You should receive a delinquent real estate tax reminder in February. If the mortgage company was to have paid these taxes, you must inform them that the Treasurer's office for the County did not receive the payment. If there are any questions, the mortgage company needs to call the County Treasurer's office at 785-537-6321.You or the mortgage company can pay the first half of the current year taxes with interest up until May 10. After May 10, if the first half of the real estate taxes has not been paid, the full amount of the current year tax plus interest will have to be paid. If the current year tax has not been paid by the first of August, there will be an additional fee of $16.00 for advertising. Riley County is required by Kansas State law (KSA 79-2303) to publish a list of unpaid real estate taxes. If taxes go unpaid by the first Tuesday after the first Monday in September, taxes will be put on the delinquent tax roll, and it becomes a lien on the real estate. If you want to pay delinquent years, Kansas State law (KSA 79-2401A) requires that the most delinquent year be paid first.
The first half of the personal property taxes are due on or before December 20. If you pay the first half of the personal property taxes in December, the second half is due on or before May 10 of the following year.
You may use a personal check, money order, cashier's check, cash, or credit card. You may also pay online with an e-check or credit card, please note there is an additional fee for these payment methods.
Payment may be made:
You may file a payment under protest only if you did not file an equalization appeal on the same property for the same tax year. If you have protested your first half payment of taxes, you may not protest your second half payment. You must file the Protest Form and pay the first half taxes due by December 20. If your taxes are paid by an escrow agent, you must file your protest no later than Jaunuary 31. After the deadline, any protests must be filed at the time taxes are paid.