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Missouri Supreme Court disses certified mail notice


A unanimous opinion of the Missouri Supreme Court, dated March 31, 2009, holds that section 140.405 of the Missouri Revised Statutes is unconstitutional.

This statute provides for notice by certified mail to delinquent property taxpayers that someone has paid the taxes on their real estate and that they must redeem their property by paying the taxes, or lose it. If the certified mail notice is unclaimed, the person giving the notice (who is the purchaser of a tax certificate at a sale of delinquent property), that person must take additional steps to notify the delinquent taxpayer that a collector’s deed will be issued to the person who purchased the tax certificate. Read the rest of this entry

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