Tax Certificate is assigned to current year taxes September 1st of each year (example - 2017 unpaid taxes have tax certificate issued Sept 1, 2018). This starts the countdown for taking Tax Deed/In Rem Foreclosure. Once real estate taxes are unpaid for 2 years from the date Tax Certificate is issued, the Tax deed/In Rem Foreclosure process begins with a publication in the local newspaper in April (for delinquent 2017 taxes this will be April 2020), Title searches are then started 6 months after the publication. Fees incurred from the publication, title searches, certified mailings etc... are added to the unpaid taxes. Below are links to properties currently in the In Rem Foreclosure/Tax Deed process.
In Rem Foreclosure is nearing the end on the 2015 taxes. The Second Amended petition has been filed with the Clerk of Courts on 1/14/2020. If 2015 taxes are not redeemed (paid) by March 19, 2020, Price County will take ownership of the property following a 30 day answer period, the court date has not yet been set, with land auction to take place in spring of 2020. Link to the filed amended petition and newspaper publication (Notice of Commencement)listed below.
Unpaid 2016 tax parcelswere published in the Price County Review April 2019. Title Searches have just completed. This is the next step in the foreclosure process. The additional title search fee ($175) has been added to the parcels with unpaid 2016 taxes unless a payment plan was set up ahead of time with the county treasurer.