Chautauqua County Delays Tax Auction in Response to Retroactive State Legislation

Submitted by Justin Gould on Thu, 05/09/2024 - 08:00
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MAYVILLE, NY – In light of recent retroactive changes to tax foreclosure laws implemented by the State of New York, Chautauqua County officials have announced a postponement of activity on pending tax foreclosure proceedings and the upcoming tax auction until further notice. 

The State's amendments have prompted a thorough review of existing legislation and necessitated adjustments to internal policies within the county government. As a result, property owners facing delinquent taxes will have continued opportunities to rectify their financial obligations and remove their properties from the foreclosure process. 

"We are committed to ensuring a fair and equitable process for all parties involved," stated Kim Meleen, Director of Real Property Services. "Given the recent legislative changes, it's imperative that we take the necessary time to evaluate our procedures and policies to uphold the integrity of the tax foreclosure process." 

Chautauqua County encourages property owners to stay informed and take advantage of available resources during this period of adjustment. Delinquent taxes can still be paid, providing property owners with an opportunity to prevent their properties from being included in the foreclosure proceedings. 

Further updates regarding the rescheduling of the tax auction and any additional changes to county procedures will be communicated to the public in a timely manner. 

For more information and updates, please visit chqgov.com/real-property-tax/Real-Property-Tax


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