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I received a tax sale notice, what happens now?

Any one who has any type (real estate/sewer/ municipal assessment) or any amount of delinquency would receive a tax sale notice.  All payments, as stated on this notice, need to be certified check, cash or money order and any payments that are not in the Tax Collector's Office by the date indicated on the tax sale notice must include all sale costs which are listed on the tax sale notice, as this is the last day to pay prior to advertisement.  
The tax sale procedure is a 5 week process, which consists of the following:
Week 1   First Mailing of Tax Sale Notice.  The tax sale advertisement fee date will be on the tax sale notice.  To avoid advertising costs, payments must be in the Tax office by the close of that date.  If mailing, we cannot guarantee that it will be there on time.
Week 2   Second Mailing of Tax Sale Notice if still delinquent.
Week 3   Third Mailing of Tax Sale Notice if still delinquent.
Week 4   Fourth Mailing of Tax Sale Notice if still delinquent.
Week 5   Tax Sale December 14, 2016
There is still 10 calendar days after the tax sale that property owner can pay off debts with certified funds; You must speak with Tax office to get the interest amount that was bid at the tax sale.  If payment for these liens are not in the office by that deadline, they will become full liens with lien redemption requests needed.
Once a full lien is placed against the property the owner would be responsible for the delinquent amount, costs and fees of the sale and interest up to 18%, in addition to a waiting period for the calculations due to the complexity of a lien status.
Once a property goes past the tax sale date, the process of calculating what is due is an involved matter.  All redemption requests must be faxed to the Tax Collector at 609-890-3891 and the Tax Collector's Office will calculate them in the order that they are received.  If property is in Foreclosure, indicate this on top of the request so that the request can be expedited. Please include the lien number on the request. 
For more information contact HamStat at 609-586-0311. 
Updated 1/13/2016 11:39 AM
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