What will happen if I do not pay my property taxes on time?

If you do not pay the first installment of your annual Secured Property Tax bill by 5 p.m. on December 10 (if it falls on a weekend or holiday, taxes are not delinquent until 5 p.m. the next business day.), or payment is not USPS postmarked by that time and date, then that installment becomes delinquent, and a 10% delinquent penalty is added. If you fail to pay the second installment by 5 p.m. on April 10 (if it falls on a weekend or holiday, taxes are not delinquent until 5 p.m. the next business day.), or payment is not USPS postmarked by that time and date, it becomes delinquent, and a 10% penalty on the unpaid taxes as well as an administrative charge of $20 are added. Likewise, if you fail to pay any Supplemental Property Tax bill installment by the applicable delinquency date, the same penalties and charges are added as those described above for delinquent annual Secured Property Taxes.

If there are ANY unpaid taxes as of 5 p.m. on June 30, then the property becomes t defaulted. (If June 30 falls on a weekend or holiday, taxes must be paid by p.m. of the next business day.) Once the property has become tax defaulted, a State redemption fee of $15 is added and interest begins to accrue at the rate of 1 1/2% per month of the unpaid balance of the taxes. This monthly interest is added on the first day of each month (or the following business day if the first day of the month falls on a weekend or holiday).


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1. What will happen if I do not pay my property taxes on time?
2. What happens if I fail to pay my defaulted taxes?
3. What is the amount required to redeem tax-defaulted property?
4. How do I obtain an estimate of the amount required to redeem my property?
5. Can I redeem one defaulted year separately from other years?
6. What happens if I cannot pay the full redemption amount?
7. How do I start installment plan of redemption?
8. When may I start a payment plan?
9. How often will I be required to make payments on the installment plan?
10. If my installment plan defaults, may I start another one?
11. Do my installment payments cover my current annual taxes?
12. If I'm in foreclosure, who is responsible for the tax bill?