Taxes must be paid within one month of the due date to avoid interest or penalty. Delinquent Taxes are subject to interest at the rate of 1 1/2 % per month or part thereof ($2.00 minimum), from the original due date of the tax. In addition to the interest, all lien fees on real estate and collection costs on motor vehicle and personal property are the obligation of the taxpayer. All delinquent Motor Vehicle taxes are reported to the Department of Motor Vehicles. You will not be able to register any vehicle in your name, until all taxes, interest and collection costs are paid in full. In order to obtain a release for registration, all delinquent Motor Vehicle taxes must be paid in cash, certified check, bank check or money order.