In the last fiscal year alone, the city of New Haven had 2,400 unpaid real estate tax liens. That represents millions of dollars in unpaid taxes and related fees — money the city relies on to fund essential services including schools, police and fire departments.
Currently, the prospect of receiving payment for these taxes is not great. Of course, a lien prevents sale of a property until the taxes are paid. However, that may be years in the future. Many years.