Tax Collection Information

The tax roll is available on Nov. 1.  Tax bills are mailed on or soon after November 1st. The first half tax is due on or before Dec. 20. If the first half is not paid by Dec. 20, it begins to accrue interest.

The second half will be due on or before May 10 of the following year. Second half tax bills or notices will not be mailed.

Real Estate Tax Collection

If taxes are due and unpaid for three years, the property is subject to a tax foreclosure suit by the County. The property can then be sold at public auction. Anyone that has delinquent real estate taxes in the county cannot bid at these auctions.

Personal Property Tax Collection

The first half tax must be paid on or before Dec. 20.  After Dec. 20, the full amount of personal property taxes are due, plus interest. Full unpaid personal property taxes are sent to the Sheriff for collection in March. If the first half taxes are paid in December, the second half is due on or before May 10. Second half unpaid personal property taxes are sent to the Sheriff for collection in July. In addition, failure to pay these taxes will result in refusal to process vehicle applications until the delinquent taxes are paid in full.

Delinquent Tax Information

Delinquent real estate taxes not paid within three years are referred to the legal department for foreclosure action, thus putting the property in jeopardy of being sold at auction.

Publication of Delinquent Real Estate Taxes

Real estate taxes that are unpaid August first of the current year are published in the official county newspaper (as designated by the Board of County Commissioners) for three consecutive weeks in August in accordance with the provisions of K.S.A. 79-2301 to 79-2323a.

Publication of Delinquent Personal Property Taxes

Personal Property taxes that are unpaid October first of the current tax year are published in compliance with K.S.A. 19-547 for three consecutive weeks in October in the official county newspaper (as designated by the Board of County Commissioners).

Tax Payment Information

Please be certain the tax statement covers your property. The Treasurer's Office is not responsible if taxes are paid on the wrong property. Payments can be made in person, by mail, dropbox or online. Payments made with debit and credit cards are subject to a convenience fee.

As a reminder, Harvey County residents can pay their taxes online by visiting Kansas.gov. Taxpayers will need to have available a property tax statement, form of payment and a KanAccess username and password (the KanAccess account can be created on the Kansas.gov site). Tax payments can still be made in person at the Harvey County Courthouse, 800 N. Main St. in Newton. 

Protesting Taxes Information

For those requesting to protest their taxes, the first place to start is with a tax protest form. The form should be turned in to the treasurer's office.