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Tax Collection Enforcement

Real Estate Taxes

Tax collector liens are filed at the end of each fiscal year for all accounts with a tax balance due. Liens will remain in force until all taxes, penalty interest and fees are paid in full. 

Tax collector liens are subject to foreclosure or sale/assignment to a third party for collection.

Motor Vehicle Taxes

Per state statute, delinquent motor vehicle taxes are reported to the Department of Motor Vehicles, which will deny registration renewal on all vehicles in your name until all taxes, interest and penalties are paid in full. To obtain immediate clearance payment must be in cash, money order or bank check. There is a 10 day waiting period if paid by personal check.

Personal Property Taxes 

Uniform Commercial Code (U.C.C.) liens are filed against all personal Property on which there are unpaid taxes. In addition, the Tax Office uses the services of state marshals and constables to serve and collect Alias Tax Warrants issued for personal property taxes.

Sewer Use and Assessments 

Liens are enforced in the same manner as real estate taxes.