May 24, 2018
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Rockland sees drop in tax liens

By Stephen Betts, BDN Staff

ROCKLAND, Maine — The number of liens filed by the city Wednesday for delinquent properties is at its lowest point in six years.

There were 176 liens filed by Rockland at the Knox County Registry of Deeds for taxes that were assessed last year. This is down from 197 liens filed last year and the lowest number since 2008 and 2009 when 166 were filed in each year.

The total amount of taxes and interest owed from those 176 properties is $535,000.

The largest lien was $38,000 on the Navigator Motor Inn. Orchid LLC, which owns the former Lincoln Street Center, has a lien of $24,000.

Property owners have 18 months to pay off the liens before the city seeks to foreclose on the properties.

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