What happens when property taxes become delinquent?
When current year taxes are unpaid, there is a 10% penalty applied to each installment not paid. When taxes are allowed to remain delinquent after June 30 of each fiscal year, interest will start to accrue at 1.5% per month, 18% per year. Delinquent reminder letters are sent to taxpayers each year, reminding them of the tax delinquency and options available. No action is taken until taxes become delinquent for 5 or more years, at which time the tax collector has the Power to Sell. To avoid this situation, taxes must be repaid in full, including all penalties and interest or the taxpayer may enter into a 5-year installment payment plans. We encourage those that are having a difficult time keeping up with their tax liability to contact our office so that we can assist them in getting back on track.