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Comprehensive Foreclosure Strategy

Mecklenburg County, NC
Program Year: 2019

The Mecklenburg County Office of the Tax Collector (OTC) has one strategic goal: to maximize tax collections. The comprehensive foreclosure strategy is one way that helped to accomplish this goal. The OTC contracted with two legal services provider firms, a real estate services provider firm, developed a foreclosure web tool, and established a tier system to group tax properties based on the number of months they were delinquent to ensure that the application of the new policy was executed in a fair and equitable manner. In establishing this new framework, the OTC demonstrated its commitment to administering a tax foreclosure program that maximizes property tax collections in an equitable and transparent manner as well as ensuring that risk to the county of acquiring properties through a foreclosure was minimized.

Kate Helmick
Operations Manager