What is a tax sale? Can I buy property at the tax sale?
Delinquent prior year taxes, utility charges, and other township charges will be sold to the highest bidder in the form of liens. The township holds an annual tax sale for those properties delinquent for the prior year. The state requires that any property listed for tax sale be publicly published and posted in the township. The costs of publication and sale are added to the amount to be sold. Upon the sale of these liens, the purchasers (Lien Holders) may pay current year delinquencies and add those balances to the lien. Lien holders must wait 2 years before they can begin to foreclose a property. The property owner may redeem the lien at any time prior to foreclosure, through the Office of the Tax Collector.

The township does not sell properties for unpaid taxes.

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1. When will I receive a new tax bill?
2. How are taxes computed?
3. I need to change my address, or mortgage information. What should I do?
4. I don’t have a tax bill. Why am I charged interest?
5. What is a tax sale? Can I buy property at the tax sale?
6. How do I pay off a lien?
7. What programs are available to reduce taxes?
8. How should I make out my check?
9. How should I pay my tax / utility bill?
10. What happens if I do not pay the utility bill?
11. What is the tax bill interest rate?
12. My mortgage company pays my taxes, what are my responsibilities?
13. What do I need to do if I refinance or sell my home?
14. I receive a senior citizen deduction on my property, is there anything I need to do to maintain this deduction?
15. What happens if I do not pay the property taxes?
16. Who buys these liens? (If I do not pay the property taxes.)
17. What happens once a lien has been sold on the property?