What is the next step after I buy the taxes on a property?
After you have paid the Treasurer the amount owed and received your tax sale certificate, the next step is to prepare and file the initial Take Notice. This needs to be done within four and a half months after the tax sale. You can do it on your own, making sure to abide by the Property Tax Code, or you can authorize the County Clerk’s Office to do it for you at no charge.

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1. What is a “tax buyer”? How do I become one? When is the tax sale? What is the procedure at the tax sale? How do I pay? How do I get my certificate of sale?
2. What is the next step after I buy the taxes on a property?
3. What should I do if the subsequent years’ taxes are not paid either?
4. How do I extend the last date to redeem?
5. The end of the redemption period is getting close. What is the procedure for obtaining the deed to the property?
6. Can I get reimbursed for expenses?
7. How can I verify whether charges have posted or what the current redemption balance is?
8. How do I know if the taxes have been redeemed?
9. How do I get paid on a property that has been redeemed?
10. Do I have to pay income tax on any of this?