• Tax Sale is held in accordance with Chapter 140 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri (RSMo). The statutes are available via the internet at
  • All lands and lots on which taxes are delinquent and unpaid are subject to sale at public auction. In Taney County, a property must be delinquent two (2) years before it is offered at a delinquent tax sale.
  • The tax sale is held annually on the fourth Monday in August commencing a 10:00 AM on the first floor of the Taney County Courthouse, Forsyth, Missouri.
  • Delinquent taxes with penalty, interest and costs must be paid to the County Collector by 5:00 p.m. on the Friday before the sale date to prevent property from selling.
  • The list of properties subject to sale is published in the newspaper for three consecutive weeks prior to the sale. The list is also available at our website,
  • The sale is conducted by the Collector. On First, Second and Third Offerings bidding begins for the amount of taxes, penalties and cost of sale.
  • Parcels being offered for the subsequent to third time will be sold in accordance with section 140.260.8 Revised Statutes of Missouri.
  • Purchaser must be present to bid.
  • Purchaser must sign and have notarized an affidavit stating that he/she is not currently delinquent on any tax payments on any property. Failure to sign such affidavit, as well as signing a false affidavit, may invalidate the property purchase. Affidavits are available at the Collector's office prior to the tax sale and must include a valid driver's license or other government issued ID.
  • The total purchase price must be paid to the Collector's office no later than 5:00 p.m. on the date of the sale. Cashier's check, cash or money orders are accepted.
  • Failure to pay the amount bid will result in a 25% penalty of the bid amount plus a Prosecuting Attorney fee. (Section 140.280 RSMo).
  • Non residents of Missouri wishing to bid at the sale must execute a Designation of Resident Agent form and the resident agent must execute an Agent Appointment Acceptance form prior to the sale.
  • The Collector issues, records, and mails a Certificate of Purchase to the purchaser. The Certificate of Purchase must be retained to be surrendered if the property is redeemed or a Collector's Deed is issued.
  • After the statutory period of redemption has passed, the holder of a Tax Certificate may request a Collector's Deed. The requirements of Chapter 140 RSMo must be fulfilled before a Deed will be issued. An executed affidavit must also be submitted before a deed will be issued.
  • Property liens against the property are not extinguished at the time of sale or during any period of redemption.