I'm having trouble paying my taxes this year. When do I have to worry about my house being sold at a tax sale?

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We don't conduct tax sales anymore. We use the tax lien process which has the following steps:

  • Notice of tax delinquency is mailed in mid-February.
  • Notice of intent to lien is mailed by certified letter in March.
  • The liens are executed in April.
  • The Town holds the liens for 2 years.
  • If the taxes have still not been paid, a notice of intent to deed is mailed to the property owner 30 days before the deeding date which is usually in May.
  • If the property is deeded to the town, the town must hold the property for another three years to give the owner a chance to buy it back. After the 3 years the town can sell the peoperty for market value.
  • The property may be redeemed at any time during this process.