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If you do not pay your property taxes, you will owe delinquent interest (1% per month) and will receive a delinquency notice in July. Any unpaid taxes will be advertised for sale in the local newspaper in October and will be sold if they are still not paid by the day before tax lien public auction. The real estate tax lien public auction of unpaid taxes is held in November. Each tax lien is equal to the amount of the unpaid taxes, interest, penalty, and fees (the tax lien face value). You will owe monthly redemption interest on the lien total. Redemption interest is based on the Federal Reserve discount rate as of September 1st plus 9%.
You may pay current year taxes without paying prior year taxes until the current year taxes have been added to the prior year tax lien certificate (typically mid-July) if the prior year taxes were sold. If the prior year taxes are not sold, then you may pay current-year taxes before all outstanding taxes including current and prior-year taxes are sold in real estate tax lien public auction in November.
If your taxes are sold at the tax lien sale, you will owe the tax lien face value, redemption interest, redemption fee ($7.00), subsequent year endorsement fee ($5.00/year) if any, and any other fees associated with the deed process.
The Annual Public Auction of Real Estate Tax Liens will begin on November 1, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. MDT and will close on November 5, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. MST. The auction will be conducted entirely by means of the internet at www.denvertaxsale.com
You may pay approximately three weeks after the tax sale is complete. This typically is around last week of November. However, the payment will be accepted during and after the tax sale with redemption interest.