First half real estate taxes become delinquent on December 21st. Interest accrues daily on the first half amount due until paid. Second half real estate taxes can be paid anytime on or before May 10th without interest. If taxes remain unpaid after May 10th, the full amount with interest must be paid.
Delinquent notices are mailed out in February and July. Delinquent Tax Listings
are printed in the newspaper and on the county website beginning the first Tuesday in August. Once the delinquent taxes are listed in the newspaper a publication fee is due in addition to the outstanding taxes and accrued interest.
Delinquent real estate goes into redemption on the first Tuesday in September. If the taxes remain unpaid after three years from that redemption date, the property becomes eligible for a tax foreclosure sale
. The property is sold at a public auction after due process has been served.