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SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. (FOX13) -

It's a list you don't want to land on: the Shelby County Trustee's "top delinquents" list.

It's something new to Twitter for David Lenoir's office as the trustee is posting the names of people and businesses delinquent on taxes to Twitter.

"All these folks have received phone calls from our offices, they've received mail from our office, they've probably been put in a tax sale as if their property is going to be sold because of delinquent taxes,"  says Lenoir.

Each week, a top five will be released from a new zip code.  The very first list, released this week, is from the 38013 zip code.   

Bluff City Partners LLC on North Third Street is atop that list, owing more than $250,000 in taxes. Miller Memphis Inc and Third Street Properties also made the list, both owing more than $30,000.

William M. Jeter and Hickman Properties are also among the top delinquents in the 38013 zip code, owing more than $20,000 apiece.

FOX13 News visited  all five locations but could not find anyone to comment on making the list.

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