What happens if I can’t pay by the deadline?
Then the tax buyer has the legal right to petition the Circuit Court for the deed to the property and you could lose ownership.

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1. I’m late paying my property taxes. What do I do?
2. What is a “tax sale”? What does it mean that my taxes have been sold or that my property has been sold for delinquent taxes?
3. How long do I have to pay off sold taxes? Can the final deadline be extended?
4. How do I find out the amount I now owe?
5. Whom do I pay? Do I have to pay in person? What forms of payment do you accept?
6. Can I make partial payments or set up a payment schedule?
7. I owe on prior years’ sold taxes and the current year’s tax bill; which should I pay off first?
8. When will the quoted amount change?
9. What happens if I can’t pay by the deadline?
10. Who can I talk to about all this?