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Question What if I can't pay my property tax bill?

Answer It is the duty of all property owners to pay their property taxes. Counties and cities generally enforce their own delinquent taxes; if payment is not received during the 30-day penalty-free period, then the Redemption Phase begins. The Redemption Phase can last two years, and the property owner has the chance to pay the overdue taxes, plus all other charges and interest. If the bill is still unpaid, then the Intermediate Phase notifies the public that a judicial tax enforcement proceeding may be commenced. The Foreclosure Phase is last; the court grants the enforcement entity permission to execute a deed conveying title to the tax district (the tax district may sell the property to recoup the taxes and penalties). More information is available at the county Treasurer’s Office.

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