The Leavenworth County Commission authorized a board order Monday initiating the annual tax foreclosure sale procedures.
Deputy County Counselor Roger Marrs said the commission is required by state law every year to authorize the beginning of the sale, in which properties that carry liens for delinquent payment of property taxes, charges or other special assessments are auctioned by the county to the highest bidder.
Marrs said there are currently about 180 or 185 parcels listed as eligible for the tax sale. Commissioner Clyde Graeber asked how that compares to the number from past years.
“It’s about the same as last year,” he said.
The list of those properties will be published in the Leavenworth Times and Marrs said the property owners will be notified before the legal paperwork is actually filed.
“I always give the taxpayers notice of the possibility of that suit being filed and deadlines when they would need to have the taxes at least partially redeemed to avoid being included in the suit,” Marrs said. “Typically, that results in a majority of the parcels being at least partially redeemed.”
More information the tax sale is available at www.leavenworthcounty.org by clicking on the sheriff’s office tab on the left and then on “sale documents.”