The final step in the process is tax claim. At the end of the penalty period, the tax collector turns over any unpaid taxes to the county tax claim bureau and/or a third-party tax claim collection agency. Delinquent parcels have a full year to be paid off before they become eligible for tax sale. The parcels then begin going through a series of sales. Each successive sale clears additional liens from the property in an effort to get it into the hands of a new owner who will pay the property taxes.
Our tax claim software integrates with both our assessment and tax collection systems. It tracks all contact attempts and automatically builds much of the sale file needed to defend property sales in court.