What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? Kentucky
When I went to pay my property tax on my home this year, I was told it had already been paid and that there was no tax liability. I inquired into who had paid this, since my wife and I had not, and was told they would "look into it" and let me know. Several weeks past and I persistently called every 3-4 days to find out who had paid this. I was told after, 3-4 weeks that our bank had paid the tax like they did for escrow accounts. However, I know for a fact that this is not available on our mortgage because we had wanted to escrow and were told it was not an option. I called the local branch of the bank and was told that they had no record on the payment from our account and that they indeed did not escrow property taxes. I am concerned this error will later be brought to light and we will owe the tax and penalties. I've also been told that when taxes are paid by a third party over a period of time, that ownership is actually transferred. Is this true? Should we be concerned? Is this payment information a matter of public record that I can research?