Can I go to the county assessor’s office and pay the taxes on a property that is behind in tax and have rights to it? 6 Answers as of August 13, 2013

I know of a home that is totally paid for but is $20000 behind in property taxes.

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Janke Legal Consulting | Bruce C. Janke
Why is this posted in the Foreclosure Defense section?
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 8/13/2013
Stacy Joel Safion, Esq.
Stacy Joel Safion, Esq. | Stacy Joel Safion
No, it doesn't work like that. If the property goes to a sheriff's sale you can bid.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 8/13/2013
Mark S Cherry, Attorney at Law, PC
Mark S Cherry, Attorney at Law, PC | Mark Cherry
That is not how tax liens work in NJ?
Answer Applies to: New Jersey
Replied: 8/13/2013
Victor Varga | Victor Varga
No. You would have to buy it at the tax sale/auction.
Answer Applies to: Maryland
Replied: 8/13/2013
Michelotti & Associates, Ltd. | Joseph Michelotti
No, you have to wait until the tax sale, buy it at the tax sale, pay 2 more years worth of taxes and then have a sheriff's deed issued.
Answer Applies to: Illinois
Replied: 8/13/2013
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