If I don't pay my Unsecured tax bill, is there any action the Tax Collector can take?

Yes.  The Treasurer-Tax Collector’s Office may enforce the collection of unsecured property taxes at any time subsequent to the entry of the tax lien on the assessment roll. Upon delinquency the following collection methods may be used to collect the tax:  bank liens, summary judgments and legal actions.

Delinquent unsecured taxes may also be collected by seizure and sale of any of the following property belonging or assessed to the assessee (Sec. 2951 R&T Code):

  • Personal Property
  • Improvements
  • Possessory Interests

In addition to penalties imposed, the Tax Collector may collect actual costs of collection incurred by the County up to the time the delinquency is paid.

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1. What is an unsecured property tax?
2. What type of property is assessed as an unsecured personal property tax bill?
3. When is the Unsecured Tax assessed?
4. What is the lien date?
5. What if I no longer own the property?
6. How are Unsecured Tax Amounts determined?
7. What period of time does an Unsecured tax bill cover?
8. What is the fiscal year?
9. How are Unsecured taxes issued?
10. When should I expect my Unsecured tax bill?
11. What should I do if I don't receive a tax bill?
12. When are unsecured property taxes due?
13. What if I don't pay my tax bill prior to delinquency?
14. What happens after I pay a delinquency, on which a lien has been placed?
15. Where do I mail my tax payment?
16. Can payments be postmarked on the deadline?
17. Is a private postage meter date the same as the United States Postal Service postmark?
18. May taxes be paid with a credit or debit card?
19. If I sell my Unsecured property before the fiscal year, am I still responsible for the Unsecured taxes?
20. What if I disagree with the tax bill?
21. Do I need to pay the tax bill while appealing or talking with the Assessor about a reduction in the value assessed?
22. What if my check is dishonored by the bank?
23. What is Unsecured Tax Four Plan?
24. If I don't pay my Unsecured tax bill, is there any action the Tax Collector can take?