Friday, April 10, 2020
Collection of Taxes

Tax Collection:

Tax bills are mailed during the first two weeks of November. The first half is due by December 20. If the first half is not paid by that date, it begins to accrue interest. If the first half is paid by December 20, the last half will be due by May 10 of the following year.

Real Estate Taxes:

If the real estate taxes remain unpaid after December 20, interest will begin to accrue on the first half payment. The second half can be paid anytime before May 10 without interest. If the taxes remain unpaid after May 10, the full amount, with interest, must be paid. If the taxes remain unpaid for 3 years, the property becomes eligible for tax foreclosure by the County. The property is sold at a public auction after due process has been served. Anyone with delinquent real estate taxes cannot bid at the auction.

Personal Property Taxes:

If the personal property taxes remain unpaid after December 20, they become due in full plus any accrued interest. Unpaid personal property taxes are sent to the Nemaha County Sheriff Department for collection. If the second half is not paid by May 10, they are sent to the Sherriff Department.

Intangible Taxes:

The intangible tax is a tax on interest and dividends that is filed with your Kansas Income Tax, Form 200. The information is forwarded to the County for taxing purposes. Some cities and townships do not tax intangibles. The intangible tax is considered personal property tax for governing statutes.

Mortgage Company Payments:

If you have an escrow account for your real estate taxes with a mortgage company, the mortgage company should receive the tax statement. The mortgage companies notify our office of which tax statements they have escrow accounts. If you do receive the tax statement, we ask that you forward the statement to your mortgage company for them to make payment from your account. Either you or the mortgage company should notify the Treasurer’s office of the correct address to mail the statement. Mortgage companies are required by Federal law to make half payments, so they will be paying the taxes on or before December 20 and May 10. If you prefer that they pay the taxes in full in December, you can make the request to them. Past due notices and tax information sheets are mailed to the homeowner rather than the mortgage company. If you receive a past due notice, please contact your mortgage company first, then call our office at 785-336-2106.

Delinquent Taxes:

Nemaha County is going to try to have a tax foreclosure sale more often. The property that is eligible for the sale is any real estate that has delinquent taxes for three years. Details of the tax sale can be obtained from the Nemaha County Attorney's office at 785-336-3526. Anyone having delinquent real estate taxes in the county cannot bid at the tax sale.

Payment Methods:

Cash, check, money order or credit card.  Tax bills are mailed in November of each year, usually between the 6th and 14th. The first half is due by December 20. The second half is due on May 10 of the following year. If the taxes are not paid by the due date, interest begins to accrue. NO second half notices are sent.

Due Dates

Payment Dates For Taxes
First half of taxes are due Dec. 20th  of each year.
Second half due May 10th of each year.
If the first half of personal property taxes are not paid by Dec. 20th the full amount becomes due after that time.

Vehicle Tag Schedule:
License plates for cars, pick-ups, motorcycles and RV’s in Kansas expire based on the first letter in the last name of the first person listed on the title as follows:

Last Name Begins With: Tag  Expires at Midnight On:
A February 28 (or 29)
B March 31
C - D April 30
E - F - G May 31
H - I June 30
J - K - L July 31
M - N - O August 31
P - Q - R September 30
S October 31
T - V - W November 30
U - X - Y - Z December 31




Tax Department
(785) 336-2106
Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30PM

Important Notice!
The second half of Real Estate and Personal Property Taxes are due May 10th, not June 20th as in years past. 

The Treasurer’s office in August 2003 of the accelerated date change implemented by House Bill 2397 changing the second half due date for real estate and personal property taxes to May 10, 2004. 

This date change is permanent and subject to change only by enactment of new legislation.  
Nemaha County Treasurer said that at the present time no change is planned for collection of the first half of the property taxes due December 20th.

Taxpayers need to be aware that if the second half tax payment is not received by May 10, interest and penalties will accrue according to state law.


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