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C-State Bldg. Owners Ignore 2/28 Tax Pmt. Deadline

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Category: Middletown City Government
Forum Name: Economic Development
Forum Description: Local government efforts to develop the local Middletown area economy.
Printed Date: Dec 19 2018 at 7:22am

Topic: C-State Bldg. Owners Ignore 2/28 Tax Pmt. Deadline
Posted By: Analytical
Subject: C-State Bldg. Owners Ignore 2/28 Tax Pmt. Deadline
Date Posted: Mar 02 2018 at 1:29pm
Butler County Real Estate Tax Bill - Butler County Treasurer
REAL PROPERTY - 1st HALF 2017 - 02/28/2018


Half Year Balance Due:  $279,630.98
Full Year Balance Due:  $354,134.13

Posted By: buddhalite
Date Posted: Mar 02 2018 at 2:12pm
If that is how much a years worth of tax is on that place - I'm in the wrong business!  

is there prior delinquency included there?

"Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it."—Henry David Thoreau

Posted By: VietVet
Date Posted: Mar 02 2018 at 6:49pm
What is the rule of thumb involving foreclosures? How many months behind do these properties have to be for foreclosure proceedings to start? Analytical is supplying us with many properties, primarily in the downtown area, that are severely behind on their property taxes yet we have not read about any being foreclosed upon. Why? Is there something special about these commercial properties that are not applied to residential owners?

How far in arrears do you, as a residential property owner, have to be before they foreclose?

I'm so proud of my hometown and what it has become. Recall 'em all. Let's start over.

Posted By: buddhalite
Date Posted: Mar 03 2018 at 12:30am
According to the Treasurer's website:

 Several times a month the Prosecutor's Office requests a status update from the Treasurer's Office on parcels from the annual delinquent tax list. The parcels are usually a mix of the largest delinquencies and the oldest.

If the status of the parcel has not changed, the Prosecutor's Office mails a demand letter to the taxpayer giving them 14 days to either pay the taxes current or enter into a payment plan with the Treasurer's Office. If no response is received, the Prosecutor's Office files a complaint for foreclosure with the Clerk of Courts.  

As soon as the complaint is filed with the Clerk of Courts, additional fees accrue. These fees change on a regular basis.  These fees are payable at the Clerk of Courts office. After the complaint is filed, a summons is delivered to the taxpayer/owner by certified mail. The taxpayer has 28 days to respond. If the taxpayer responds within the 28-day period they have the option to either pay the past due taxes or enter into a payment plan for past due taxes with the Treasurer's office.

Note: To redeem property, the taxpayer pays the amount of taxes that are past due, including court cost and fees. The taxpayer will be on the same payment cycle as everyone else for current taxes.

If the past due taxes are paid current, the taxpayer must go to the Clerk of Courts to pay the amount of court costs owed. If the taxpayer enters into a payment plan, the Prosecutor's office must still file a judgment entry with a hold status (the case remains open in the courts) until the plan is either paid in full or voided due to non-payment.

If the taxpayer does not respond within the 28-day period, a judgment entry is filed.

If the situation remains unresolved after an additional 28 to 30-day period, an order of sale is placed on the parcel and the Butler County Sheriff Office schedules a sale date.

Once a sale date is established it is advertised in local newspapers for three consecutive weeks prior to the sale. This information is also available on the sheriff's website at

Any payoff prior to the sale must include all taxes, fees, advertising costs, and sheriff's costs. Payment must be in the form of certified funds (i.e. cashiers check, money order, cash). The Treasurer's office collects only the taxes. The Clerk of Courts and Sheriff's office will collect charges due to them.


The prosecutor's website basically says the same thing - but there's no real reference as to just how long it takes before that first notice that starts the process.

"Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it."—Henry David Thoreau

Posted By: VietVet
Date Posted: Mar 03 2018 at 4:44pm
Thank you for the follow-up research and response buddhalite.

So the next question, knowing these properties Analytical keeps informing us about are well past the deadline for payment, is.......

When will we see the foreclosure proceedings started on the Manchester, old CG&E-Cincy State, Rose and other properties downtown? It is long past time for that to happen I believe. What could be the reason for the prolonged lack of action against the property owners downtown?

I'm so proud of my hometown and what it has become. Recall 'em all. Let's start over.

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