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Q: Can a county collector change a 3rd offering auction into a post 3rd year auction in just four days past the sale date?

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: In Missouri, the process for tax lien sales and auctions is strictly governed by state law. A county collector must adhere to specific timelines and procedures established by the Missouri statutes. Changing a third offering auction into a post-third year auction just four days past the original sale date would likely violate these statutory requirements.

It's crucial to review the exact timing and legal requirements for such sales in your county. Typically, any deviation from the prescribed process could render the sale invalid. You might need to check the official notices and auction schedules published by the county collector's office.

If you suspect that the county collector has not followed the proper procedures, it may be beneficial to consult with a legal professional who can offer guidance on the specifics of Missouri's tax sale laws. You could potentially challenge the auction or seek other legal remedies if there has been a procedural error.

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