- Delinquent-- Failure to do what is required by law or obligation; overdue in payment.
- Execution-- A notice of delinquent taxes due.
- Levy Cost-- A charge imposed when property is seized for non-payment of taxes. The charge offsets the cost incurred by the County in collecting the taxes.
- Personal Property-- Movable items of property that are not permanently affixed to or part of real property. Examples are automobiles, boats, business furniture, fixtures and airplanes.
- Quitclaim Deed-- A deed of conveyance provided without any assurance or warranty of validity. A quitclaim deed is evidence of good title but not clear title.
- Redemption-- Payment of taxes, levies, penalties and interest by the delinquent taxpayer after real property has been sold at a delinquent tax sale. This process allows the delinquent taxpayer to retain possession of the property.
Frequently Asked Questions
Attend the tax sales held periodically throughout the year. The dates of delinquent tax sales are advertised in local newspapers before each sale.
No. However, if you owe several years' taxes, you may pay one year at a time. You must pay the oldest year first.
Cash, personal checks, business checks, certified checks and money orders are acceptable during most of the year. However, during specified periods, cash, certified checks or money orders are required. (Please call the Delinquent Tax Department for details.) At this time, credit cards are not an accepted form of payment over the phone or in office. You may pay with a personal check through September 30, 2019.
No. Anyone can pay a tax bill. However, payment of someone else's tax bill does not give one claim to the property.
When real property or mobile homes are sold at a delinquent tax sale, the defaulting taxpayer has one year from the date of the sale to redeem the property. In order to redeem property before it is conveyed to a new owner, the defaulting taxpayer must pay the redemption amount. This consists of the taxes, interest on the bid amount (the amount for which the property was sold at the tax sale) plus penalties.
All taxes are due on or before October 30 of each year by 5:00 p.m. the last business day before the tax sale.