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Hundreds Of Mobile Homes Behind On Taxes

April 23, 2012, 6:04 PM by Ben Dunsmoor

Hundreds Of Mobile Homes Behind On Taxes
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

Pay your taxes or we'll seize your home.  That's the message from the Minnehaha County Sheriff's Office as they try and collect on more than 300 mobile home owners who haven't paid their taxes.

"We just need to prove that that's the mobile home that the taxes are owed on and we can seize it just like seizing a vehicle for debt or property or boat," Minnehaha County Sheriff's Office Sergeant Jason Gearman said.

Right now, the sheriff's office is canvassing Minnehaha County and contacting hundreds of mobile home owners and telling them to pay their taxes or risk having their home seized. They are doing that by sending letters and posting notices on the homes.

"Right now, we're just trying to get the word out and say, 'Hey, come on and take care of this.' We're sending out letters, this will be the second round of letters, or notices, posted on the house," Gearman said.

The sheriff's office says they try not to seize an occupied home, that’s why they are putting out a warning that homeowners need to pay their taxes.

"We did take several homes last year that people were living in and everybody that we seized the home was able to come up with the money and pay the taxes," Gearman said.

And while the sheriff's office doesn't want to seize homes, sometimes it is the only way to get the taxes that are owed to a county that has recently been struggling with a tight budget.

"As most people know that have been following the news or anything, they are in some financial problems right now and they need the income too," Gearman said.

That's why a dilapidated mobile home could still be worth something to the county.

The unpaid taxes on all the mobile homes adds up to more than $139,000.
 

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