The Bourbon County Sheriff's Office conducts sales of property under court order. Mortgage Foreclosure Sales are advertised three weeks in advance of the date of the sale in the Bourbon County paper of record, the Fort Scott Tribune. Delinquent Tax Sales are advertised 30 days in advance of the date of the sale. Sales are conducted at 10:00 AM in the Lobby of the Bourbon County Courthouse, unless stated otherwise in the published notice.
Current list of scheduled sales
October 7, 2022
- Caliber Home Loans, Inc. vs. Vicki Thornhill, et al.
1578 Wagon Rd, Mapleton, KS 66754
Frequently Asked Questions
When and where are Sheriff's sales held?
Mortgage Foreclosure Sales are held on the published date at 10:00 am sharp on the 1st floor Bourbon County Courthouse Lobby.
Tax Foreclosure, Personal Property and Surplus Property sales are conducted as the need arises with the location, date and time published in the Tribune.
How can I learn about what properties or items are for sale?
Sheriff's Sales are subject to change on a day to day basis and we are not always able to respond to inquiries regarding lists of properties or individual items for sale. Follow the info above, or refer to the Fort Scott Tribune.
How can I see the property to be sold?
The Bourbon County Sheriff's Office has no right of access to any property pending sale, nor can we grant access to others.
What information is published on items up for sale?
The case caption (who vs. whom), district court case number, name of the attorney for the plaintiff issuing the order of sale and the legal description of the property.
Where can I go to obtain information not listed in the publication?
If the street address is not listed on the published order, the Sheriff's Office will not have it. Information on the amount of judgment, court costs, taxes owed, etc. are available and can be viewed in the open court file which is available through the Clerk of the District Court, Bourbon County Courthouse, 210 S. National Ave., Fort Scott.
What information do I need to have in order make inquiries on Sales being held by the Sheriff's Office?
You must have either the defendant's name or the district court case number in order to make inquiries on the status of sales. We are unable to help you if you only have the address.
What form of payment is required when bidding on Sheriff Sales?
The full bid amount for a sale item must be paid in cash, certified check or money order at the time of sale. Payment is to be made to the District Court Clerk. The Sheriff's Office will not give "change" from any transaction conducted at a sheriff's sale.
After the sale what happens prior to the Sheriff's Office issuing deed for the property?
After the sale the following events occur prior to the issuance of a Sheriff's Deed.
- After the sale a Return of Service on the Order of Sale is filed by the Sheriff's Office with the Clerk of the District Court.
- The Clerk of the District Court will send a receipt to the winning bidder.
- An order confirming the sale will be generated, usually by the plaintiff's attorney and signed by a judge. The orders may contain a redemption period which is generally ninety days in length; although longer and shorter periods of time may be specified by the court. Redemption rights can also be extinguished altogether upon order of the court.
- Following the receipt of the order confirming the sale the Sheriff's Office will issue a Certificate of Purchase which states the name, the length of the redemption period, if any and the amount bid by the winning bidder. These documents will be sent to the plaintiff's attorney unless the winning bidder is a third party, in which case the Certificate of Purchase will be sent directly to them.
- At the end of the redemption period the buyer will surrender the original copy of the Certificate of Purchase to the Sheriff's Office.
- Following the receipt of the original copy of the Certificate of Purchase by the Sheriff's Office, a Sheriff's Deed will be issued to the winning bidder.
What happens if the property is redeemed during the redemption period?
There will be no Sheriff's deed issued for the property and the Clerk of the District Court will refund the money paid on the date of the sale.
How can I find out about cancellations?
Sheriff's sales are often cancelled by the plaintiff at the last minute, and no official notice can be provided. Check the list above, or call us at 620-223-1440 Option 6 to find out.