I am interested in a property that has unpaid property taxes from 2009. I completed my research at the county recorders office and there is no lien recorded for the unpaid property taxes. If purchased at auction, does the city automatically send me a bill for the unpaid taxes? Is there a chance that if the city doesn’t respond within 120 days that the debt is eliminated?
Are property taxes considered IRS taxes and subject to the 120 day right of redemption even if they have not been recorded?
Property taxes are a pre-lien and are senior to all liens and loans. If you buy a property at trustee sale you will be responsible for the payment of all delinquent property taxes.