Posting Delinquent Tax Notices is by far the most effective method for collecting delinquent property taxes.
When a property owner receives a delinquent tax notice via regular mail, it is easy to ignore. The thought being, "I'll get to it when I'm good and ready". Even certified mail doesn't always do the trick. Yes, certified mail carries more weight, but based on the deadline for paying, it could be months before the county government receives the payment.
So what about newspaper listings? At one time, the process of posting delinquent tax notices in local newspapers carried more weight because most households subscribed to the local paper, so not only did the delinquent property owner run a good chance of seeing the listing, but their friends and family did as well. Fast forward 10 years to today and newspaper circulation has plummeted, very few read the paper daily and most are now getting both their national and local news online. Not only that, the cost of listing delinquent tax notices in the local paper has skyrocketed over the past several years.
Delinquent Tax Postings are one step up from the process of mailing letters or sending out notices via certified mail.
The act of physically posting a delinquent tax notice at a conspicuous place on the property, usually the front door or on a stake in the front yard gets people's attention. That in itself is reason enough to add "posting" as part of the tax collection process. Coming home from work to see the posting of a delinquent tax notice in your yard is a signal to the property owner that it is time to take action.
Palmetto Posting, Inc. does one thing and they do it to perfection; they post delinquent tax notices for county governments. Over the years, Palmetto Posting has focused their sole attention on ensuring the process of posting delinquent tax notices is of the highest standard. Over forty counties in four different states have chosen to use Palmetto Posting as their source for completing the arduous task of posting. Why?
Once you've compiled your list of delinquent properties, you must print the notices, route them the best way possible, source equipment for use in the field, find the labor necessary to complete the task and hope that you've done an effective job that's met your own internal guidelines and state laws. Most of the time, this means pulling county employees from their daily routine and requiring them to spend months at a time in the field.
It's 2013. There IS a better way. After nine years of perfecting the process of posting delinquent tax notices, Palmetto Posting can take the entire process off your hands and at no cost to the county as the cost of posting is charged back to the delinquent property owner or the person buying the delinquent property at sale.
Palmetto Posting prints, routes and posts your delinquent properties with pinpoint accuracy. The process usually takes about a third the time it would take in-house personnel to complete the postings. The company provides you with a customized dashboard so that you can monitor the process in real time and at the conclusion of the posting process, you receive a finished "Field Report" on every property posted.
The field report includes a picture of the property with the notice clearly visible, lat/long coordinates of where the field agent was standing when they took the picture, time and date stamps and a GIS aerial of the property showing where and how specifically the posting took place. Where required, personal service is also an option with Palmetto Posting and all actions taken with regard to personal service are reflected in the finished field report.
By relying on Palmetto Posting, you get the assurance and peace of mind that actual notice has taken place and due process standards have been met.