What happens if real property taxes become delinquent?

According to state law, once the delinquency date has passed, simple interest starts to accrue at 16% per year prorated monthly. Whether paid on the last day of the month or the first day of the month, 1.333% will be due each month on the amount of tax delinquent. After the May 1 delinquent date, if taxes are not paid before the following January, an additional 5% (minimum $5) penalty is assessed. In February, all delinquent taxes will be offered for sale at the annual Tax Lien Sale. This is a sale of the County lien on delinquent parcels - not a sale of property. Once a property is in the tax lien sale it is considered a "back tax parcel". After 3 years from the date of the tax lien sale, the purchaser of the tax lien can foreclose on the lien and acquire the property.

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1. When will I receive a tax notice?
2. When are property taxes due?
3. I have a mortgage. Will you send my mortgage company a notice?
4. What should I do if I did not receive my tax notice?
5. I sold my property but I received the tax notice. What should I do?
6. I own a mobile home. Why did I get two tax notices?
7. How can I make my payment? Can I use a credit card?
8. Where should I send my payment?
9. To whom should I make my check payable?
10. If I am unable to pay my taxes at this time, can I make partial payments?
11. Where is the Treasurer’s office located?
12. What are the Treasurer’s office hours?
13. How do I change my address?
14. How do I apply for widow exemptions or other exemptions of taxes?
15. How do I change the ownership name on real property?
16. What is a parcel number?
17. What time period do taxes cover?
18. How are property taxes determined?
19. What is State Aid to Education?
20. What if I think my taxes are too high?
21. What happens if real property taxes become delinquent?
22. When is the tax lien sale?
23. What happens when personal property tax is delinquent?