Image from page 71 of "Guide and souvenir of Detroit .." (1891)
Publisher: Detroit, Mich., S. Farmer & co
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ax is paid. Ifnot paid by the first of February, the Receiver of Taxesis authorized to advertise the property for sale; but as ittakes some time to prepare them, the lists are usually notprinted until about May 1, when the property is advertisedfor sale for four successive weeks. After this the cost ofadvertising, amounting to about fifty cents, is added, andinterest continues to be reckoned at the rate of ten percent, per annum. If the tax is not paid the property is soldabout June 1, the exact day being discretionary wdth theReceiver of Taxes. The sale indicates only that the pur-chaser is entitled to the use of the property purchased forthe number of years agreed upon at time of sale ; but ifthe owner neglects to redeem it, the sale is confirmed by aregular transfer of the title by the city. Records of salesare filed in the City Treasurers office. The property canbe redeemed at any time within one year after sale, by pay-ing the amount due at the time of sale and interest at the 56
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hAlUANt »; r MolNT KI.I.I<»IT < KMHTKIvY rate of ten per cent, per annum. Soon after the salea list of all property on which the taxes have not beenpaid, nor cancelled by sales, is furnished by the Receiverto the City Treasurer, to be thereafter collected througlihim. At the annual sale, unless some private person bids theamount of the tax, all lands on which taxes are unpaid aresold to the city, and the amounts received for back taxesin the Treasurers office are credited as receipts from CityBids. Taxes or assessments for the building of sidewalks andsewers, or for paving of streets, are kept entirely distinctfrom the regular city taxes, and are payable within thirtydays from the time the rolls are placed in hands of Re-ceiver. If not paid paid within thirty days, the Receiverof Taxes can, at his discretion, advertise for sale the prop-erty on which these taxes are levied. Under the tax law of March 14, 1882, and Act of June6, 1883, the State and County taxes for each
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