How to Find Back Taxes Owed on a Property

How to Find Back Taxes Owed on a Property
Tax assessors evaluate properties in designated subdivisions.

Step 1

Gather information about the property, including the address, neighborhood and sub-neighborhood and ward, if required.

Step 2

Contact the board of revenue or department of assessment and taxation for the locality. Provide the property information and request the amount of taxes owed. Many departments of assessment also provide an online database to access this information. Ask the representative for the Web address and inquire about the accuracy of the online information.

Step 3

Call the county or city assessor's office to request an updated valuation and tax account record. The assessor is responsible for the annual valuation of the property, which determines the amount of taxes paid to the government.

Step 4

Contact the delinquent tax bureau or board and request an updated accounting of the property. You may need to provide information about yourself in addition to the property address.