When real estate taxes remain delinquent as of the December 31 following the second anniversary of the original due date, Tax Services & Enforcement may work with the Court to seize the property and sell it to satisfy the delinquency. These properties are sold through public auctions that are open to the public. (Code of Virginia Section 58.1-3965)
Pay attention to the statement "Dec 31 following the second anniversary of the original due date" If your already close to that date and can't pay off your existing taxes, give me a call at my distress property hotline at 1-800-731-1158 ext 1334, and we can see what your options are. I included a link to the info and contact info for the tax services department.
Tax Services & Enforcement
301 King St., Suite 1700
Alexandria, VA 22314