Tax Lien Certificates and Tax Deed Sales in Missouri MO


There are 115 Counties in Missouri. It became the 24th state on August 10, 1821. The state motto is "The welfare of the people shall be the supreme law".

Currently you can purchase Missouri Tax Lien Certificates and earn up to 10% per annum and 8% per annum on subsequent taxes.

Summary: In every county all lands and lots on which taxes are delinquent and unpaid are subject to sale to discharge the lien for the delinquent and unpaid taxes as provided for in this chapter on the fourth Monday in August of each year (Sec. 140.150). The minimum bid is the amount of delinquent property taxes, interest, penalties, and costs for the least quantity of any tract shall be considered the purchaser of such quantity (Sec. 140.190) If there is no minimum bid then the tracts of land or lots shall be again offered for sale, at the next sale of delinquent lands and lots as in this law provided, if the lands or lots are at that time delinquent. (Sec. 140.240). After payment shall have been made the county collector shall give the tax sale purchaser a certificate in writing, to be designated as a certificate of purchase (Sec. 140.290). However, if the property is not sold at the first two auctions, a purchaser at a third or later auction receives a deed to the property that is subject to a 90 day right of redemption (Sec. 140.250).

Law: Missouri Revised Statutes, Chapter 140, "Collection of Delinquent Taxes Generally," and Chapter 141, "Delinquent Taxes -- First Class Counties and St. Louis City."

Tax Sale List: Use Missouri Tax Sale Lists to search for Missouri tax lien certificates to buy or bid on. Generally most Missouri tax sale lists will identify the property owner, parcel number, legal description and the amount due. In some cases, the tax sale list may include the tax collectors assessed value of the property.

Contact: County tax collector. All real estate upon which the taxes remain unpaid on the first day of January, annually, are delinquent, and the county collector shall enforce the lien of the state thereon (Sec. 140.010).

Interest Rate: 10% (8% on subsequently paid taxes) 140.340. 1. The owner or occupant of any land or lot sold for taxes, or any other persons having an interest therein, may redeem the same at any time during the one year next ensuing, in the following manner: by paying to the county collector, for the use of the purchaser, his heirs or assigns, the full sum of the purchase money named in his certificate of purchase and all the cost of the sale together with interest at the rate specified in such certificate, not to exceed ten percent annually, except on a sum paid by a purchaser in excess of the delinquent taxes due plus costs of the sale, no interest shall be owing on the excess amount, with all subsequent taxes which have been paid thereon by the purchaser, his heirs or assigns, with interest at the rate of eight percent per annum on such taxes subsequently paid, and in addition thereto the person redeeming any land shall pay the costs incident to entry of recital of such redemption.

Auction Type: Tax Lien Certificates. After payment shall have been made the county collector shall give the purchaser a certificate in writing, to be designated as a certificate of purchase (Sec. 140.290) A purchaser at any sale subsequent to the third offering of any land or lots shall be entitled to the immediate issuance and delivery of a collector's deed and there shall be no period of redemption from such sales (Sec. 140.250).

Bidding Procedure: The Bidder offers to pay the minimum sum for the least quantity of land (Sec. 140.190). At third auctions, the property is sold to the highest bidder subject to a 90 day redemption period. At subsequent auctions the property is sold to the highest bidder (Sec. 140.250).

Costs: As stated in Missouri statute the fees payable by the purchaser include the cost of printing the delinquent property tax list (Sec. 140.170) and a 50-cent fee for the issuance of the certificate of purchase (Sec. 140.290).

Redemption Period: 140.340. 1. The owner or occupant of any land or lot sold for taxes, or any other persons having an interest therein, may redeem the same at any time during the one year next ensuing, in the following manner: by paying to the county collector, for the use of the purchaser, his heirs or assigns, the full sum of the purchase money named in his certificate of purchase and all the cost of the sale together with interest at the rate specified in such certificate, not to exceed ten percent annually, except on a sum paid by a purchaser in excess of the delinquent taxes due plus costs of the sale, no interest shall be owing on the excess amount, with all subsequent taxes which have been paid thereon by the purchaser, his heirs or assigns, with interest at the rate of eight percent per annum on such taxes subsequently paid, and in addition thereto the person redeeming any land shall pay the costs incident to entry of recital of such redemption.

2. Upon deposit with the county collector of the amount necessary to redeem as herein provided, it shall be the duty of the county collector to mail to the purchaser, his heirs or assigns, at the last post office address if known, and if not known, then to the address of the purchaser as shown in the record of the certificate of purchase, notice of such deposit for redemption.

3. Such notice, given as herein provided, shall stop payment to the purchaser, his heirs or assigns, of any further interest or penalty.

4. In case the party purchasing said land, his heirs or assigns, fails to take a tax deed for the land so purchased within six months after the expiration of the one year next following the date of sale, no interest shall be charged or collected from the redemptioner after that time.

Deed assigned at Foreclosure to: Following compliance with certain notice requirements, more specifically, Any person purchasing property at a delinquent land tax auction shall not acquire the deed to the real estate, as provided for in section 140.420, until the person meets with the following requirement or until such person makes affidavit that a title search has revealed no publicly recorded deed of trust, mortgage, lease, lien or claim on the real estate. At least ninety days prior to the date when a purchaser is authorized to acquire the deed, the purchaser shall notify any person who holds a publicly recorded deed of trust, mortgage, lease, lien or claim upon that real estate of the latter person's right to redeem such person's publicly recorded security or claim. Notice shall be sent by certified mail to any such person, including one who was the publicly recorded owner of the property sold at the delinquent land tax auction previous to such sale, at such person's last known available address. Failure of the purchaser to comply with this provision shall result in such purchaser's loss of all interest in the real estate. If any real estate is purchased at a third-offering tax auction and has a publicly recorded deed of trust, mortgage, lease, lien or claim upon the real estate, the purchaser of said property at a third-offering tax auction shall notify anyone with a publicly recorded deed of trust, mortgage, lease, lien or claim upon the real estate pursuant to this section. Once the purchaser has notified the county collector by affidavit that proper notice has been given, anyone with a publicly recorded deed of trust, mortgage, lease, lien or claim upon the property shall have ninety days to redeem said property or be forever barred from redeeming said property. According to (Sec. 140.420) if no person shall redeem the lands sold for taxes within one year from the sale, at the expiration thereof, and on production of certificate of purchase, the collector of the county in which the sale of such lands took place shall execute to the purchaser, his heirs or assigns, in the name of the state, a conveyance of the real estate so sold, which shall vest in the grantee an absolute estate in fee simple, subject, however, to all claims thereon for unpaid taxes except such unpaid taxes existing at time of the purchase of said lands and the lien for which taxes was inferior to the lien for taxes for which said tract or lot of land was sold.

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Counties:


County:  Auction Type:  Bidding Type:  Population: 
Adair  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 24,977
Andrew  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 16,492
Atchison  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 6,430
Audrain  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 25,853
Barry  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 34,010
Barton  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 12,541
Bates  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 16,653
Benton  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 17,180
Bollinger  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 12,029
Boone  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 135,454
Buchanan  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 85,998
Butler  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 40,867
Caldwell  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 8,969
Callaway  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 40,766
Camden  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 37,051
Cape Girardeau  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 68,693
Carroll  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 10,285
Carter  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 5,941
Cass  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 82,092
Cedar  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 13,733
Chariton  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 8,438
Christian  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 54,285
Clark  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 7,416
Clay  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 184,006
Clinton  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 18,979
Cole  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 71,397
Cooper  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 16,670
Crawford  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 22,804
Dade  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 7,923
Dallas  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 15,661
Daviess  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 8,016
DeKalb  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 11,597
Dent  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 14,927
Douglas  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 13,084
Dunklin  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 33,155
Franklin  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 93,807
Gasconade  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 15,342
Gentry  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 6,861
Greene  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 240,391
Grundy  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 10,432
Harrison  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 8,850
Henry  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 21,997
Hickory  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 8,940
Holt  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 5,351
Howard  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 10,212
Howell  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 37,238
Iron  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 10,697
Jackson  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 654,880
Jasper  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 104,686
Jefferson  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 198,099
Johnson  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 48,258
Knox  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 4,361
Laclede  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 32,513
Lafayette  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 32,960
Lawrence  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 35,204
Lewis  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 10,494
Lincoln  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 38,944
Linn  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 13,754
Livingston  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 14,558
Macon  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 15,762
Madison  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 11,800
Maries  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 8,903
Marion  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 28,289
McDonald  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 21,681
Mercer  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 3,757
Miller  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 23,564
Mississippi  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 13,427
Moniteau  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 14,827
Monroe  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 9,311
Montgomery  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 12,136
Morgan  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 19,309
New Madrid  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 19,760
Newton  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 52,636
Nodaway  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 21,912
Oregon  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 10,344
Osage  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 13,062
Ozark  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 9,542
Pemiscot  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 20,047
Perry  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 18,132
Pettis  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 39,403
Phelps  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 39,825
Pike  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 18,351
Platte  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 73,781
Polk  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 26,992
Pulaski  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 41,165
Putnam  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 5,223
Ralls  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 9,626
Randolph  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 24,663
Ray  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 23,354
Reynolds  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 6,689
Ripley  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 13,509
Saline  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 23,756
Schuyler  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 4,170
Scotland  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 4,983
Scott  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 40,422
Shannon  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 8,324
Shelby  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 6,799
St. Charles  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 283,883
St. Clair  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 9,652
St. Francois  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 55,641
St. Louis City  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 348,189
St. Louis  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 1,016,315
Ste. Genevieve  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 17,842
Stoddard  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 29,705
Stone  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 28,658
Sullivan  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 7,219
Taney  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 39,703
Texas  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 23,003
Vernon  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 20,454
Warren  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 24,525
Washington  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 23,344
Wayne  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 13,259
Webster  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 31,045
Worth  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 2,382
Wright  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 17,955

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Comments:


By John Ransom on Thursday, January 29th 2009, 9:35 pm:
I have purchased a few properties in Crawford County in the past 2 years. The process ran very smooth since Linda Branson (county collector)has taken over, and have since made a few bucks on the properties which I contacted the owners and they sold their deeds to me after me telling them I had a lein against their property.


By billy on Saturday, June 13th 2009, 9:13 pm:
i researched tax sale property in missouri and i called the county treasures and they said that if you are not a resident of missouri that you can not bid at the tax sale


By billy on Saturday, June 13th 2009, 9:13 pm:
i researched tax sale property in missouri and i called the county treasures and they said that if you are not a resident of missouri that you can not bid at the tax sale




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