I recently purchased a property in the HZ and was under the impression that the notary I hired was to make certain that all taxes on the property were paid as well as completing all paperwork etc. I just found out that Beach Tax has not been paid for over 10 years. I am now reponsible for 10 years of Beach Tax and I have not even owned the property for one year. I have not yet contacted the notary, but was wondering if the notary bears any responsibility for this oversight? Any advice how to handle this situation?