Pink notices are mailed in January and July to give citizens an opportunity to pay outstanding taxes and avoid collection action and additional fees.
The following collection actions are taken to collect unpaid taxes. The order used may vary depending on the situation in order to be most effective.
DMV Registration Withholdings
Prevents the renewal and issuance of tags until taxes are paid.
Bank Lien - levy funds directly from bank accounts
Rent lien - levy rental income from tenant
Wage lien - levy 100% of take home pay
Warrants In Debt
A warrant in debt is served by the Sheriff's office and comes before a judge in the General District Court. Once judgment is awarded, it will be reflected on the citizen's credit report.
Distress & Seizure of Property
Property is seized and sold to cover unpaid taxes.
Judicial Sale of Real Estate
Property is sold by an attorney to cover unpaid taxes.