State law provides that any owner, mortgage holder, or defendant in a filed tax foreclosure proceeding can stop the foreclosure process at any time by redeeming the property. The redemption price is equal to the taxes, interest, legal fees, and costs of the foreclosure proceeding to the date of the redemption. Anyone can contact the Staff Attorney’s Office for a payoff. Once paid in full, the action will be dismissed.
Bankruptcy proceedings filed by the property owner under federal law can also halt tax foreclosure actions. All the taxes, interest, fees, and costs to the date of the bankruptcy filing must be paid as a priority or secured claim in the bankruptcy proceeding.