What happens if I don’t pay my real estate taxes on time?

If the first half of the current year real estate taxes are not paid by December 20, interest will start accruing December 21.

If the mortgage company was to have paid these taxes, you must inform them that the Treasurer's office did not receive the payment. If there are any questions, the mortgage company needs to call the County Treasurer's office at 785-483-2251.

Your or the mortgage company can pay the first half of the current year tax 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 for advertising. The county treasurer is required by K.S.A. 79-2303 to publish a list of unpaid real estate taxes.

If taxes are unpaid on 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, K.S.A. 79-2041A requires that the most delinquent year be paid first.

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1. How do I change my address on my tax bill?
2. When should I receive my tax bill?
3. What if my mortgage company pays my real estate taxes and I receive the bill?
4. What should I do if I don’t receive a tax bill?
5. When are my real estate taxes due?
6. What happens if I don’t pay my real estate taxes on time?
7. When would my real estate property be up for tax sale?
8. When are my personal taxes due?
9. What happens if I don’t pay my personal property taxes on time?
10. What is the interest charged on delinquent taxes?
11. Can I make partial payments on my taxes?
12. What type of payment is acceptable for tax payment?
13. To whom do I make out my check?
14. Where can I pay real estate and personal property taxes?
15. Where do I mail my tax payments?
16. When are tax collections?
17. What are the mill levies?
18. What happens to the revenue of property tax levies?
19. How do tax roll corrections occur?