What happens if my taxes go delinquent?

According to state law, once the delinquency date has passed, interest starts to accrue at 16% per year, prorated monthly. That means you will pay 1.333% on the amount of tax due whether you pay on the last day of the month or the first day of the month. 

For taxes that are not paid before January of the following year, and additional $5.00 penalty is assessed. In February, your delinquent tax lien will be offered for sale at our Delinquent Tax Lien Sale. This is a sale of the lien for delinquent taxes not the sale of your property. After 3 years from the date of the sale, the purchaser of your taxes can foreclose on the lien and acquire your property. 

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1. When will I receive a tax bill?
2. How do I change my mailing address?
3. Where is your office located? What are your office hours?
4. How can I make my payment? Can I use a credit card?
5. Why am I charged a processing fee when I pay with a debit/credit card?
6. To Whom should I make my check payable to?
7. Where should I send my payment?
8. How can I find out how much I owe for property taxes?
9. I have a mortgage. Will you send my mortgage company a bill?
10. What happens if my taxes go delinquent?
11. When is the Delinquent Tax Lien Sale?
12. Is there anything special I need to do if my taxes are delinquent?
13. How are my taxes determined?
14. What is State Aid to Education?
15. Why am I paying Fire District Assistance?
16. What time period do my taxes cover?
17. What if I think my taxes are too high?
18. Where do I get information about Tax Exemptions?