Land Tax Sales

Land Tax Sales Schedule and Information

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Overview

Land Tax sales are held 5 times a year (May, June, July, August and October). The sales for 2014 are as follows:

Sale 171
Sale Date: May 20, 2014
Published: May 6 & 13, 2014

Sale 172
Sale Date: June 17, 2014
Published: June 3 & 10, 2014

Sale 173
Sale Date: July 22, 2014
Published: July 8 & 15, 2014

Sale 174
Sale Date: August 26, 2014
Published: August 12 & 19, 2014

Special Sale 175
Sale Date: October 7, 2014
Published: September 23 & 30, 2014

Individual properties are NOT listed on this website until they have been "Published" in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (2 weeks prior to the date of the sale)

Sales are held at 9:00 am in the lobby of the Civil Courts Building (10 N Tucker Blvd).

Publishing date is the date the properties are listed in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. 

The list of properties will also be posted on this page after the date of publication. Please note posting the listings on this page is a courtesy to the public and our list does not include brief legal descriptions of the property. The official notice is in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The only property listing that is updated (redeemed properties removed) is posted outside the Civil Courts Building by the 11th Street entrance.

Instructions

Sales begin at 9:00 am in the lobby of the Civil Courts Building (10 N Tucker Blvd). 

Prospective purchasers will need to arrive early to obtain a bid number and must fill out a bidder information sheet and present a photo id.

When referring to a particular parcel, you must use its Land Tax Suit Number (for example 171-001), not the property's address.

Fees

Payment:

Payment must be made in one of the following forms:

  1. Cashiers Check (made payable to Sheriff City of St. Louis)
  2. Money Order (made payable to Sheriff City of St. Louis)
  3. Cash
The full amount for all properties purchased must be received by 2:00 pm on the date of sale without exception.

Payment is to be made on the 8th floor Sheriff's Office in the Civil Courts Building.
Failure to pay the bid price will result in loss of bidding privileges.

What to Expect

Acquiring property through the Sheriff's land tax sale may be highly technical and complicated. We strenuously suggest that you consult an attorney before bidding on any parcel of property.

For additional information please call (314) 622-4851

Additional Information

Pursuant to section 92.840 of the Missouri Revised Statutes, the successful bidder should wait at least two (2) weeks after the sale and then must file with Division 29 in the Circuit Court of the City of St. Louis a motion to confirm the sale of property and must have the appraiser at the confirmation hearing to testify to the reasonable value of the property.

The purchaser must also notify the attorney for the Collector of Revenue, the attorney for the Sheriff, the previous owner, and all lien holders of record, if any, of the date of the confirmation hearing through the mail.

It is the purchaser's responsibility to provide the court, at time of the confirmation hearing, a full legal description of the property purchased. Failure to do so will result in additional expenses and delay in recording the deed.

If the successful bidder fails to pay for the property by the end of the day, the parcel is re-offered the next day. If the bid price for the same parcel of property is significantly less than the bid price on the first day, a loss results which can be recovered against the original successful bidder. Mo. Rev. Stat. § 513.240 (2007). The Sheriff will proceed to recover the loss, with costs, by filing a motion in the Circuit Court of the City of St. Louis against the original successful bidder.

Contact

Sheriff's Office

(314) 622-4851

10 N. Tucker Blvd - 8th Floor
Civil Courts Building
St. Louis, Missouri 63101

Monday - Friday (except Holidays) 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Contact the Sheriff's Office

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