SCHUYLER COUNTY, N.Y. (WENY) -- Schulyer County is giving one last chance for foreclosed property owners to avoid loosing their land.  Offers can be submitted to the County Treasurer by September 18th for consideration.  If accepted, the property deed will be returned to the former owner.

The legislature said that the offer must include "the full amount of taxes, penalties, interest and other county expenses involved with the property."  Schuyler County says it will provide written notice of the buyback option to former owners.  Any properties left after the September 18th deadline will be sold to the highest bidder at the annual property tax auction on October 2nd.

This is the county's latest effort to collect overdue taxes while still keeping people in their homes.  For more information, go to the Schuyler County website.