Ogden, UT asked in Tax Law for Utah

Q: Can I stop my house from auction due to owing 5 years property tax if I pay off at least 1+ yrs of what is owed?

I took the home over when my father passed away, my father owed back property tax already at this time. I did pay on some of the past due but wasn't able to pay off completely. Well I got notice that due State Utah law if someone is delinquent on property tax for 5 years they can put the home up on auction to get the taxes owed. So I am wondering if I was to go in and pay at least the full amount of one or more of the years that is owed (basically meaning it would only have 4 or 3 years amounts that were then owed) could that stop the auction allowing me more time to pay off the remainder owed?

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A: Yes that will probably work; but you MUST keep paying the overdue taxes--and the current taxes when they come due--or you will probably get to watch your house disappear soon.

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