Delinquent Real Estate taxes remaining unpaid for three years are subject to foreclosure action, putting the property in jeopardy of being sold at auction. The Ellis County Commission is supplied a list of eligible properties annually. The Commission reviews the list and determines if a Tax Foreclosure Sale will happen. This information is made available on-line at the time of a tax sale.
To be added to the Treasury’s tax sale notification list, please email us with the subject: Tax Foreclosure Sale email list. The Tax Foreclosure Sale list is emailed once the list and sale date have been finalized. You can also call our office at 785-628-9465 to be placed on the list.
Delinquent Real Estate
Real Estate Tax remaining unpaid August 1 of the year following the current tax year are published in the official county newspaper (Hays Daily News) as designated by the Board of County Commissioners for three consecutive Fridays prior to the first Tuesday of September in accordance with K.S.A. 79-2301 to 79-2323a. The payment deadline to avoid publication is listed on the back of the courtesy notice mailed to all delinquent real estate property owners.
No sale takes place, this is to secure the County’s lien on the property
Delinquent Personal Property
Personal Property taxes remaining unpaid October 1 of the year following the current tax year are published for three consecutive weeks in October in the official county newspaper (Hays Daily News) as designated by the Board of County Commissioners and in accordance with K.S.A. 19-547. The payment deadline to avoid publication is listed on the back of the courtesy notice and tax warrant mailed to all delinquent personal property owners. Personal property includes personal property, oil and 16/20M trucks.