What happens if I fail to pay my defaulted taxes?

Your taxes can remain unpaid for a maximum of five years following their tax default, at which time your property becomes subject to the Tax Collector's power of sale.  This means that after being given an official notice of the pending sale, your property will be sold at a public auction or acquired by a public agency if you do not pay the full amount of Redemption before the date on which the property is offered for sale or acquisition.

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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?