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Yes. Failure to pay the real estate taxes can cause you to lose your property. If a landowner does not pay taxes on real estate, the county can sell the property in a tax foreclosure action.
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You may search records on one of our public access terminals located at each District Court Office.
In civil matters, the court cannot appoint an attorney to represent you except under some circumstances of contempt.
Kansas Legal Services may assist and charges legal fees based upon income. There are also some attorney's offices who do not charge for the first initial visit or they may charge a minimal fee for a consultation.
No. Non-lawyers may represent only themselves in court proceedings. Spouses may not represent one another at court hearings.
No. Non-lawyers may represent only themselves and not others in court proceedings.
Civil records are subject to public access. Company representatives review our public records for items that impact the titles to property. Through this process, court records are reported to a credit bureau. If a person pays (satisfies) a judgment, it is the individual’s responsibility to inform the creditors that the judgment is paid in full. They may require proof of satisfaction.
You will need to contact the attorney or the individual to whom the money is due to obtain a current balance due. The Court does not monitor this information.
No. The Court is prohibited from releasing any personal information on individuals including addresses and telephone numbers. However, we are allowed to provide you contact information for an attorney or law firm on a case.
As long as the record is open to the public, you may see the actual file. However, on January 1, 2018, the District Courts initiated electronic files so paper files are no longer maintained. You may view images of filings in a case on our public access terminals located at each District Court Office.
The clerks cannot provide you with legal determination of what is happening in your case. However, if you call with your case number, they may tell you what documents have been filed and the next hearing date provided the case is not sealed by the Court.
If you do not want to retain an attorney, there are self-help forms on the Kansas Judicial Branch website. The court staff may not assist you in completing any forms or provide legal advice.
A tax foreclosure sale is the forced sale of real estate property by a governmental entity because the taxes were not paid.
Real estate property with taxes delinquent for 3 years or more are subject to a tax foreclosure action and sale.