What is the law regarding abandonment of real estate and property taxes?

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A piece of land has an existing brick house on it that has become over grown. No one has done anything with the property in at least 5 years. It is my understanding that if land has been abandoned, the owner does not have to pay property taxes. If so, can someone take possession of the property by going to the treasurer's office and have the deed changed to reflect that they want to take possession of the property?

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