Important Information Concerning 1st Half 2013 Taxes
The first half of the 2013 real estate, personal property, 16/20M truck, gas and oil taxes are due by Friday, December 20th, 2013. The taxes are payable at the County Treasurer's Office in the Courthouse, Independence or the Coffeyville Auto Tag Office, 807 Maple St., or by mail. A postmark of December 20th will be accepted. For information contact the County Treasurer's office at 620-330-1100.
Our County Treasurer is Nancy Clubine. The Treasurer serves a four year term after being elected in November of the Presidential Election year and takes office in October of the following year.
The County Treasurer is responsible for tax billing, collection and distribution of tax money to all taxing entities that levy Ad Valorem or special assessment taxes. The Treasurer is also the Investment Officer for the county. The Treasurer is an agent Kansas Department of Revenue, Division of Vehicles and is responsible for the Auto Tag offices.
Tax bills are mailed on or soon after November 15th. The first half payment is due by December 20th. If taxes are not paid by this date interest begins to accrue. The second half payment is due by May 10th of the following year. No reminder notices are sent for second half payment. If personal property, oil and gas taxes are not paid by December 20th, the full tax amount plus interest becomes due. If real estate taxes are not paid in full by May 10th of the following year, the full amount plus interest becomes due. There is no longer an option of paying just half.
If real estate taxes remain unpaid for three years, the property is subject to tax foreclosure by the County and may be sold at public auction. Personal property taxes that remain unpaid are turned over to the County Sheriff for collection. Delinquent real estate tax records are published in the official county newspaper (as designated by the Board of County Commissioners) for three consecutive weeks in August. Delinquent personal property tax records are published in the official county newspaper (as designated by the Board of County Commission) for three consecutive weeks in October.
Offices are open Monday through Friday. The Treasurer's office is here to serve the public. If further information or assistance is required, please contact this office.
The County Treasurer's Office is located on the main floor in the Courthouse in Independence. The office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The telephone number is (620) 330-1100.
The Auto Tag office is located on the main floor in the Courthouse in Independence. The office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The telephone number is (620) 330-1150.
The Auto Tag satellite office is located at 807 Maple in
Coffeyville. The office hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Title transactions will
not be processed after 3:30 p.m. The telephone number is