Land Tax Sales

Land Tax Sales Schedule and Information


Land Tax sales are held 5 times a year (May, June, July, August, and October)

Revised Sales Dates for 2020

Sale 204
Sale Date: October 6, 2020
Published: September 22, 2020

Sale 205
Sale Date:  October 20, 2020
Published: October 6, 2020

Individual properties are NOT listed on this website until they have been "Published" in the Daily Record (2 weeks prior to the date of the sale).

Time and Location

Sales are held at 9:00 am at:

Civil Courts Building
10 North Tucker Blvd, 4th floor
St. Louis, MO 63103

Note: Land Tax Sales 201 and 202 will be held on 11th Street behind the Civil Courts Building. Masks are Required.

Publishing date is the date the properties are listed in the St. Louis Daily Record, published by Missouri Lawyers Media.

List of Properties

A link to the list of properties will be posted on this page after the date of publication.

Posting the listings on this page is a courtesy to the public and our list does not include brief legal descriptions of the property. 

Official Notice

The official notice is in the Daily Record

The only property listing that is updated (redeemed properties removed) is posted outside the Civil Courts Building by the 11th Street entrance.


  1. Sales begin promptly at 9:00 am on the 4th floor of the Civil Courts Building. The court building is located at 10 North Tucker Blvd, downtown St. Louis. 
  2. Arrive early. Prospective purchasers will need to arrive early to obtain a bid number and must fill out a bidder information sheet and present a photo id.
  3. Download and complete the Bidder Information Sheet. Bring it with you.  Having the documents ready will peed up the process.
  4. Use the property Land Tax Suit Number (for example 178-001), when referring to a particular parcel, not the property's address.



Payment and Instructions

Payment must be made in one of the following forms:

  1. Cashiers Check (made payable to Sheriff City of St. Louis)
  2. Money Order (made payable to Sheriff City of St. Louis)
  3. Cash
The full amount for all properties purchased must be received by 2:00 PM on the date of sale without exception.

Payment is to be made on the 8th floor Sheriff's Office in the Civil Courts Building.
Failure to pay the bid price will result in loss of bidding privileges.

What to Expect

Acquiring property through the Sheriff's land tax sale may be highly technical and complicated. 

We strenuously suggest that you consult an attorney before bidding on any parcel of property.

For additional information please call (314) 622-4851

Additional Information

Pursuant to section 92.840 of the Missouri Revised Statutes, the successful bidder should wait at least two (2) weeks after the sale and then must file with Division 29 in the Circuit Court of the City of St. Louis a motion to confirm the sale of property and must have the appraiser at the confirmation hearing to testify to the reasonable value of the property.

The purchaser must also notify the attorney for the Collector of Revenue, the attorney for the Sheriff, the previous owner, and all lien holders of record, if any, of the date of the confirmation hearing through the mail.

It is the purchaser's responsibility to provide the court, at time of the confirmation hearing, a full legal description of the property purchased. Failure to do so may result in additional expenses and delay in recording the deed.

If the successful bidder fails to pay for the property by the end of the day, the parcel is re-offered the next day. If the bid price for the same parcel of property is significantly less than the bid price on the first day, a loss results which can be recovered against the original successful bidder. Mo. Rev. Stat. § 513.240 (2007). The Sheriff will proceed to recover the loss, with costs, by filing a motion in the Circuit Court of the City of St. Louis against the original successful bidder.


Office of the Sheriff

(314) 622-4851

10 N. Tucker Blvd - 8th Floor, Civil Courts Building
St. Louis, MO 63101

Monday - Friday (except Holidays) 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Contact the Office of the Sheriff

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