July 20th, 2017
LIBERTY, Mo. – The Clay County Collector’s Office will pioneer Missouri’s first online tax sale by implementing the proven technologies of CivicSource, the leading online auctioneer of tax-distressed real estate. The new online auction system will be an invaluable asset to the Collector’s Office, improve existing protections for homeowners and provide tremendous benefits to Clay County tax sale investors.
CivicSource specializes in digitized due diligence, ensuring all homeowners, heirs, and persons of interest affiliated with a tax-delinquent property have been adequately notified and given ample opportunity to redeem the property before it qualifies for a tax sale auction. Every notification document associated with any tax-delinquent property in Clay County is tracked, recorded, and made available to the public on CivicSource.com.
The services provided by CivicSource will help the Clay County Collector’s Office with its vital responsibility to restore significant, annually recurring revenues to the County from taxes that had previously gone unpaid. “As a first-class county, Clay faces many unique challenges in conducting its tax sale,” says Clay County Tax Collector Lydia McEvoy. “This partnership between the Clay County Collector’s Office and CivicSource will provide enhanced opportunities for investors, while offering stronger protections for homeowners and more efficient returns for our taxing jurisdictions.”
Clay County’s new, technology-driven tax sale will take place online at CivicSource.com, allowing bidders to conduct property research and participate in the tax sale from any internet-ready device whether at home, work, or a public facility. CivicSource.com offers numerous innovative tax sale tools including access to auction legal research, integrated Google and GIS parcel maps, a proxy bidding feature, investor-customized watch lists, and a sliding close function preventing last-second, online bid sniping.
On Wednesday, August 9, 2017, at 6:30 P.M., the Collector’s Office and CivicSource will cohost a community information session on how to participate in tax-delinquent property auctions. The session will take place at Restoration 1894, located at 1 East Kansas Street in Liberty, Missouri. The event is free and open to the public. Comprehensive training on all aspects of bidding at the 2017 tax sale auction will be covered. To reserve a seat for the information session, please visit events.CivicSource.com.
Those interested in acquiring Clay County tax sale real estate can view eligible properties at CivicSource.com. A video with step-by-step instructions on how to complete the required registration process to bid at the 2017 tax sale is available at Missouri.CivicSource.com. All participants must be registered by noon on Friday, August 25, 2017, to bid in the tax sale on Monday, August 28, 2017, beginning at 10:00 A.M.