What rules are important in the tax foreclosure process?
  • Properties are included in the foreclosure process when deemed statutorily “delinquent” depending the property’s classification, i.e. abandoned, commercial, residential, or “homestead”;
  • The amount listed for a property in a sale publication is the amount of delinquent real estate taxes owed, plus interest and penalties; it is not the assessed value.
  • Ownership of the property remains with the current owner(s) thru the sale and remains titled until “sold” or “redeemed”;
  • Current owner(s) may redeem the property at any time prior to the day of sale.
  • Any interested “buyer” has the responsibility to acquire information about the properties in the sale and any unrecorded special assessments such as mowing, etc.; purchase does not assure “title insurance”, and all properties are sold as is. The County will not give legal advice.

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1. Who does the Counselor represent?
2. What are the Counselor’s responsibilities?
3. Does the Counselor give tax advice to the public?
4. What rules are important in the tax foreclosure process?