|Polk County Collector
|Polk County, MO
If the Property has not been redeemed during the one-year redemption period, the holder of the Certificate of Purchase may apply for and receive a Collector's Deed to the property. If all requirements are not met by the 2 year date past sale, the certificate is null and void. A Collector's Deed can be issued to the Certificate of Purchase holder provided the following has occurred:
1. The Legal holder of the Certificate of Purchase is named as the original tax sale purchaser or the assignee on the original Certificate of Purchase.
2. A lien search on the property has been made by the purchaser and verification furnished to the Collector.
3. At least ninety days before requesting a Collector's Deed, the Certificate of Purchase holder has notified any person who holds a publicly recorded deed of Trust, mortgage, lease, lien or claim upon that real estate of their right to redeem such person's publicly recorded security of claim by certified mail and verification of such mailing is furnished, in writing, to the Collector at the 90 day point.
4. If the search revealed no lien holders, the Certificate of Purchase holder has notified the Collector by affidavit that no publicly recorded deed of trust, mortgage, lease, lien or claim exists.
5. At least ninety days prior to requesting a Collector's Deed, the Certificate of Purchase holder has notified the publicly recorded owner at the last known available address. Notification must have been by certified mail, stating the purchaser's intent to obtain a Collector's Deed. The Certificate of Purchase holder must sign an affidavit in the Collector's office on the day of mailings.
6. The Certificate of Purchase has been surrendered to the Collector and appropriate fees have been paid to the Collector including recording and collection fees.
Failure of the purchaser to obtain a Collector's Deed will result in the loss of the purchaser's lien on the property.