Rockland County collects 95 percent of back taxes on non-residential properties

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NEW CITY – Rockland has collected 95 percent of the back taxes owed the county by owners of non-residential properties who failed for years to pay.
County Executive Edwin Day announced on Wednesday the county collected $2.65 million in back taxes since beginning an aggressive push last spring. An auction starts today (Thursday) to sell 16 properties belonging to owners who have still not paid. The remainder of the 124 original parcels have been caught up.
“I said we would take strong action including foreclosure to get the money that these property owners owe,” Day said. “I’m happy to report that the majority of property owners have paid up.”
The auction hopes to raise at least $134,959 that is owed in back taxes.