Have you tried to do a short sale to keep your property out of foreclosure? Have you even spoken to the bank about what options you may have?
You really need to know what your options are before you just give up and walk away. If you have already explored these, then good luck. As was stated below, the home will probably finish the foreclosure process before the county worries about back taxes. But if there is a possibility of doing a short sale, refinance, restructured mortgage, etc, then pay the taxes and work with your bank on the loan.
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Good answers below. If you are in foreclosure the lien holder (bank) is paying the property tax. They never want to be in second place in a lien situation.
Have you explored all other options? Short sale? Deed in lieu of foreclosure? These may be hard times for you but with a little perserverance you may be able to change the outcome.
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Counties take years to claim properties due to unpaid taxes. Once the bank takes possession of the house and if they haven't already done so, they will pay the back taxes.