What Happens If I Don’t Pay My Property Taxes?

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Education for Justice

Be careful!

If you get behind on your property taxes, you could lose your home and any equity you have! This is called property tax forfeiture. Pay attention to all notices from your city or town, your county, and from the State of Minnesota. There are strict timelines involved!

When a person doesn’t pay their property taxes, their property goes to the state. But the process of losing their home (forfeiture) is run by the county where the property is located. Your county’s property tax department is your main contact and source of information.