What are unsecured property taxes?

 

Taxes on property that are not a lien against real property sufficient, in the assessor's opinion, to secure payment of taxes. Taxes on unsecured property include the assessments on personal property such as office furniture, machinery, equipment, boats, airplanes, etc., and assessments based on real property that are not a lien against real property.

If the unsecured tax is not paid, a personal lien is filed against the owner, not the property.