Every city and county feels the effects of tax delinquency. Without tax revenues, important city and county operations like police and fire protection would be drastically reduced. The personnel requirements for tax collection can also be a massive drain on governmental resources. That is why we have pioneered a comprehensive approach to tax collection that starts with the initial delinquency and can proceed all the way through tax sales and the administration of excess funds. With over 25 years of experience in tax collection and litigation, we have the knowledge and experience to help you improve your revenues.
Services for the Collection of Taxes
Preparations for the Sale
We have title work certified by a title attorney. Afterwards, we make sure that notices are delivered to the appropriate parties. Our goal is not to sell properties, but to increase payment rates.
Conduct the Sale
We conduct all aspects of the sale, making sure that every detail is handled with the utmost respect for your citizens, your city, and the law. After the sale, we prepare and file tax deeds and send post-sale notices.
Administer Any Excess Funds
We provide notices to all parties with a possible interest in excess funds. Our team will ensure that the excess funds get paid out to the proper party, all while minimizing the risk of litigation.
The Foster & Smith Difference
Higher Payout and Collection Rates
Our methods are proven to increase payout rates. Your city or county will receive the taxes you need to run properly.
You can rest easy knowing we completed the work properly. You will not have to worry about flawed notices or sale procedures. In the unlikely event that litigation arises, you can be assured that we are ready for the challenges of litigation.
From the initial delinquent notice all the way to the disposition of excess proceeds, we can handle every single aspect of the process. You can devote your time and your staff's time to more pressing tasks.
Hear from our clients!
CEO, Harbinger Marketing
Foster & Smith is the best legal team I have ever worked with! Their team is knowledgeable and reachable when I need them. Most importantly, they understand the needs of a small business. Foster & Smith understands the importance of efficiency and a strong return on legal investment. Their advice has been very helpful with any legal issues I've had to navigate. Harbinger Marketing is more effective and better protected because of investments made with Foster & Smith. I'd highly recommend them to any business owner!
I want to thank Foster & Smith for a great job, from start to finish. Keeping me informed with paperwork, contacts and the Courts of the final completion of favor with getting the Quiet Title Action resolved. Their team kept me informed of all paperwork, contacts, and the Courts until the moment of final completion. Mr. Blake Meadows and the staff [obtained] a very, very positive result in my favor [with] the Court clarifying my sole legal ownership of my property. I strongly recommend Mr. Blake Meadows and this law firm to whoever is looking for serious, dedicated, honest, reliable attorneys who will work with and for their clients nonstop until the job is completed in their favor. Lastly, Mr. Blake Meadows and I got a chance to talk about the Word of God, our mission for the Lord, and family. Mr. Meadows is a great brother, friend and Lawyer to know. Thank you all Mr. Blake Meadows, staff and firm.
I would highly recommend Foster & Smith to anyone who needs the services their firm offers. Foster & Smith represented me well. Everything was done in a timely manner and they kept me apprised of everything going on in my lawsuit. My experience was Superb and A+.