Question 12: If my first installment plan defaults, may I open a second plan?
If your first installment payment plan defaults either because of your failure to make the 20% required principal reduction and interest between July 1 and April 10, or because you fail to pay your current year's taxes in full by April 10, you may open another installment payment plan. The second installment payment plan, however, may not be opened until July 1 of the following fiscal year. You may never reopen an installment payment plan in the same calendar year that the property becomes subject to the Treasurer-Tax Collector's power of sale. A defaulted installment plan may not be reinstated in or after the 5th fiscal year.
Each time you open an installment payment plan, you have a maximum of five years to pay the full redemption amount. It is to your advantage, however, to not default on an installment account since there are additional penalties and a new application fee is required.
When a second or subsequent installment payment plan is opened, the redemption amount is computed as though no previous payments had been made. As soon as the first payment on the second or subsequent installment payment plan has been made you will be given credit for any previous payments.