Delinquent / Redemption / Power to Sell
Property owners are required to pay their property taxes on time. If an owner fails to pay on time, the unpaid portion will be considered delinquent and incur a 10% penalty charge and, in the case of second installment, a one-time administrative fee.
Tax Default / Redemption
If a bill remains delinquent through the end of the fiscal year (June 30th), the bill is considered tax-defaulted. Tax-defaulted properties transfer to the redemption tax roll where they continue to accrue 1.5% of penalty each month (18 percent per year) until the balance is paid in full. In addition, there is a one-time redemption fee.
Taxpayers may request an installment payment plan to pay defaulted taxes over a five-year period. There are (2) requirements that must be met prior to initiating an installment plan:
- Initial and sign an installment payment plan agreement form.
- Pay at least 20% of the total balance due, plus a $50 processing fee.
To maintain a redemption plan in good standing, a taxpayer must:
- Make a yearly payment of 20% of the original balance, plus interest that has accrued since the last payment, by April 10.
- Continue to pay the regular annual property tax bill, and any secured Supplemental, and/or secured escape bills in full by the delinquency date of the second installment.
Submit a request for your installment payment plan or payoff amount: Block and Lot numbers are required:
Power to Sell
Property that remains in tax-defaulted status for five or more years will become subject to the Tax Collector's power to sell. Once subject to power to sell, it will be notated on the Delinquent Property Tax Statement and the property may be sold at public auction or otherwise conveyed to new ownership. The power to sell status may be avoided by initiating and maintaining an installment plan within the first five years of default, or by completely redeeming the property through payment of all unpaid amounts together with penalties and fees before the subject property is sold. Properties that are subject to "Power to Sell" are not eligible for payment plans.
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If you have any questions about the assessed value shown on your bill (secured, supplemental, escape, or unsecured), you can contact the Office of the Assessor-Recorder.