When planning to purchase property in the Town of Pilot Butte, please be sure to have your lawyer request a tax certificate. The Tax Certificate indicates whether the taxes and utilities are paid or if there are outstanding amounts from the previous owner prior to the transfer. Have your lawyer ensure these outstanding amounts are paid by the previous owner prior to purchase. The reason for this is that the taxes and utilities remain with the property. If these amounts and any other outstanding amounts are not paid out by the previous owner prior to the purchase, they will be the responsibility of the new owner as they remain with the property.