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The Ray County Collector collects and distributes over 27 million dollars annually to over 60 entities within the county. The Collector’s Office collects for all cities within Ray County. Annual tax statements are mailed in late October to early November of each year and are due by December 31st.

2024 DELINQUENT REAL ESTATE LAND SALE – Attention Property Owner

Our 2024 Delinquent Tax Sale is approaching. If you are 2 or more years (2022 & Prior) delinquent on your Real Estate taxes, please remit payment ASAP. Payment cannot be made with a personal or company check.

The first publication of our delinquent lands list will be published in the Richmond Daily News on July 26, 2024. If you do not want your property listed in the newspaper, it must be paid on or before July 19, 2024.

If you have a deposit on your delinquent real estate, that will not keep it from going to tax sale.

Please call the office if you have any questions.


To participate in the 2024 Ray County Delinquent Tax Sale on August 26, 2024 you must pre-register.  Registration will begin August 1st and must be submitted to our office on or before August 22, 2024 by 4:00 p.m.  THERE WILL BE NO REGISTRATION THE MORNING OF THE TAX SALE.

The link to the registration affidavit is below.  You must have this notarized.  You can return the completed form to us or you can come by the office prior to August 22, 2024 and we will notarize it for you. YOU CAN NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE SALE IF THIS FORM IS NOT SUBMITTED TO OUR OFFICE ON OR BEFORE AUGUST 22, 2024.

If you are not a Missouri resident you must submit the Designation of Resident Agent form along with your registration.  Your appointed agent must also submit a completed affidavit.

Download Tax Sale Affidavit and Registration: Word Document | PDF


These properties will not be in the live auction.  There will be silent bid sheets on display the morning of the tax sale for each property.  Please mark your bidder number and the amount of your bid on the sheet.   Bids will be accepted for an additional 20 minutes after the conclusion of the live auction, at that time, the highest bidder will be awarded the property.

A list of properties will be in the Richmond Daily News on July 26, August 2 and August 9, 2024.  The sale will begin at 10:00 a.m.   Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to pick up your bid card.



Payments are due in March, June and September. Your balance due will be mailed to you in late October/early November and due by December 31st. No installments will be accepted after September 30th. If full payment is not received by the due date, penalty and interest will be charged on the entire tax amount. See the back of your statement or contact the office for more information.

Quarterly payments are only available for the upcoming year. They do not apply to the current tax year.

If you have any questions, please call the office.