Wednesday, July 23, 2014
     
Property Tax
 
Tax Collection
Tax bills are mailed during the first two weeks of November. The first half is due by December 20. If the first half is not paid by that date, it begins to accrue interest. If the first half is paid by December 20, the last half will be due by May 10 of the following year.
 
Real Estate Taxes
If the real estate taxes remain unpaid after December 20, interest will begin to accrue on the first half payment. The second half can be paid anytime before May 10 without interest. If the taxes remain unpaid after May 10, the full amount, with interest, must be paid.

If the taxes remain unpaid for 3 years, the property becomes eligible for tax foreclosure by the County. The property is sold at a public auction after due process has been served. Anyone with delinquent real estate taxes cannot bid at the auction.

Personal Property Taxes
If the personal property taxes remain unpaid after December 20, they become due in full plus any accrued interest. Unpaid personal property taxes are sent to the Gray County Sheriff Department after 30 days. If the second half is not paid by May 10, they are sent to the Gray County Sheriff Department after 30 days.
 
Intangible Taxes
The intangible tax is a tax on interest and dividends that is filed with your Kansas Income Tax, Form 200. The information is forwarded to the County for taxing purposes.
 
Mortgage Company Payments
If you have an escrow account for your real estate taxes with a mortgage company, the mortgage company should receive the tax statement. The mortgage companies notify our office of which tax statements they have escrow accounts. If you do receive the tax statement, we ask that you forward the statement to your mortgage company for them to make payment from your account.

Either you or the mortgage company should notify the Treasurer's office of the correct address to mail the statement. Mortgage companies are required by Federal law to make half payments, so they will be paying the taxes on or before December 20 and May 10. If you prefer that they pay the taxes in full in December, you can make the request to them.

Delinquent Taxes
Gray County tries to have a tax foreclosure sale every few years. The property that is eligible for the sale is any real estate that has delinquent taxes for three years. Anyone having delinquent real estate taxes in the county cannot bid at the tax sale. We have this information online for the next tax sale.

Payment Methods
Payments can be made by cash, check, money order, Master Card, American Express, Discover, Visa. at Official Payments or by e-check at Kansas OnLine Payments. Tax bills are mailed in November of each year. The first half is due by December 20. The second half is due on May 10 of the following year. If the taxes are not paid by the due date, interest begins to accrue. No second half notices are sent. For more details about the Kansas taxing process, please access the Kansas County Treasurer.