Delinquent Property Taxes?

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.