Springfield Goes After Property Tax Delinquents

Springfield is getting serious about collecting delinquent property taxes.

The city on Wednesday published a list of 741 properties in The Republican newspaper that are tax delinquent for the 2010 fiscal year and threatened to place liens on the properties if the taxes are not paid by Jan. 26.

The delinquent taxes range from $100 to more than $68,000 and total $1.8 million, including fees and interest.

Treasurer-Collector Steven Lonergan says there are actually fewer properties on the list this year compared to last year.

He says the list was published only after multiple notices were sent to the owners.

The city has been more aggressive in collecting back taxes during tough financial times.

This program aired on January 12, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.


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