Tax Foreclosure Auctions

Exhibit A for the upcoming 2024 Tax Foreclosure Auction is attached below. You may click the link to view and download the document.

Exhibit A

The information being provided is referred to as the Petition and Exhibit A. This is a skeleton petition filed with the court system for our upcoming foreclosure sale this summer. This information is normally posted 30 days prior to the sale but the Treasurer’s office is providing this document to make the foreclosure process as transparent as possible. The file will be updated weekly with any qualified redemptions. The information includes the following:

This information is to be used for research purposes only. If there are any questions, please call 316-660-9000.

*This is a skeleton petition and does not include all potential parties. Full party names will be in the Amended Petition filed after the title work is complete and returned to the law firm.

You may sign up for the Tax Foreclosure Auction Alerts to be notified for upcoming sales at the link below.

Tax Foreclosure Mapping Application

Sedgwick County’s most recent interactive mapping application, Tax Foreclosure Auctions, makes it easier for prospective bidders to investigate the properties available for auction. The application can be accessed on any mobile device.

Date, Time, Location and Bidder Registration

Date: To be determined four to six weeks prior to the sale date

Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Online through Civic Source,, the County designated vendor  

Bidder Registration: Registration will open for a two-week duration approximately three weeks prior to sale day. Begin the process by creating a bidder profile on the vendor site:  Another option for registering is available by visiting the Sedgwick County Treasurer’s office located at 100 N Broadway, Suite 100, Wichita, KS.  Kiosks are available to the public for this purpose. When Sedgwick County Tax Foreclosure auction terms of sale documents become available on the Civic Source website, read carefully and agree to the terms. At that time, potential bidder information is delivered to our office to vet for delinquent Real Estate tax prior to granting access to the auction. Failure to agree to the terms of sale disqualifies the bidder registration.

Terms of Sale

All sales are final, unless successfully challenged in court. Prior to the auction, prospective bidders should adequately acquaint themselves with the properties in which they are interested. Suggested inquiries might be considered in the areas of special assessments - county clerk’s office (660-9200) or respective city clerks’ offices; zoning and building restrictions; respective county or city building, planning and inspection offices; plat maps - county clerk’s office; deed information - county clerk’s office or register of deeds’ office (660-9400).

Private Purchase: If a person desires to purchase a property prior to auction, that transaction is strictly between that purchaser and the owner of record. Payment in full including taxes, interest and court costs stops the tax foreclosure process. The transfer of title, and recording a new deed, will not stop the proceedings nor the sale.

Buyer Responsibility:  Buyers of tax foreclosure properties are responsible for the full amount of taxes (ad valorem and specials) for the year of the sale, regardless of the date of sale. Buyers are responsible for all current and future special assessments on the property. Specials are added up to August 26 of each year or added as future assessments in the following year(s). Buyers are not responsible for delinquent taxes. Successful bidders make payment through Civic Source at checkout end of sale day. Failure to complete payment may result in legal action and will result in ineligibility to bid in future sales.

Legal Basis: The State of Kansas permits Counties to sell real property having delinquent real estate taxes at the conclusion of the Judicial Tax Foreclosure Procedure via Open Auction (No sealed bids). Properties sold to the highest bidder.

Publication Notices: “Notice of Sale” publications made in THE DERBY INFORMER and THE ARK VALLEY NEWS, the official County newspapers. Prior to the sale, access the case on the Sedgwick County website: The Sedgwick County Treasurer’s Office provides a free digital Map Book. It becomes available thirty days prior to sale.

Redemption Information: Owners, heirs and lien holders of record have the right to redeem properties through close of business the day prior to the sale date. The Exhibit A posted to the Treasurer’s Foreclosure Auction page is current with daily or as needed redemption updates. This service provides notice to perspective buyers when a property is no longer in the case.

Court Challenge:  After the sale, owners or lien holders of record can challenge through District Court the sale of properties sold at a tax foreclosure auction. The county may defend the sale with appointed counsel. Buyers may engage their own attorney to represent him/her during such action. If the court should decide in favor of the plaintiff and set aside the sale of the property, the court will direct the county regarding the refund of the full purchase price including fees paid.

Auction Fees: According to K.S.A. 79-2804, the Sheriff is required to register the deeds for properties purchased at Tax Foreclosure auction prior to delivering them to the buyer. Therefore, collection of the $21 filing fee for registration of the deed(s) from the buyer of each parcel at the time of sale is due at checkout. A $15 vendor fee is due at the time of checkout for each parcel purchased as well.

Important Documents:  At checkout, a receipt of purchase is available for download on the Civic Source website. Following “Confirmation of Sale” filed with Clerk of the District Court and recording Sheriff’s deed(s) with the Register of Deeds office, the Sheriff’s office sends the new deeds by mail to the new owner of record. This usually requires a waiting period of approximately 120 days after the date of sale. This waiting period allows all payments to clear and the settlement of any disputed sales (challenges) in court. The County desires to conclude the case in the most expeditious, legal manner possible.

Occupied Properties: If an auction buyer purchases property with an occupied building, the purchaser is responsible for handling this instance. The County is not responsible for evictions.