Imagine missing one property tax payment and losing your house over it. A woman in Kalamazoo, MI has found herself in that predicament.
After a bad accident a couple of years ago, Deborah Calley suffered some serious injuries, including bruising on her brain. Because of this, she was confused and forgetful for a period of time. But Calley still says that she is not responsible for the missed payment, saying that she was not properly notified that a property tax payment had been missed back in 2011. Even when she paid her taxes in person in 2012, she was still not notified that she had an outstanding debt from the previous year.
Because of all of this, her house is now scheduled for a public auction and will be sold to the highest bidder unless a judge intervenes. If the home is auctioned off, as long as it sells for more than the owed taxes, Calley will keep the profits. But she's much more interested in keeping her home instead.UPDATE:
A judge has given the green light for Deborah Calley's home to be sold due to this simple tax mistake.
Call or email
Kalamazoo County Treasurer Mary Balkema and politely urge her to find a better way to resolve this. (269) 384-8124.