ROCKPORT — A Maine court agreed Tuesday to allow the town of Rockport to evict a person staying at a home that the municipality took for non-payment of property taxes back in 2019.

The town acquired the property at 280 Rockland St. on March 6, 2019, for non-payment of property taxes imposed in 2016.

According to papers filed in the Knox County court on Nov. 3, 2022, the town said the defendant has remained on the property and refused to leave.

The court ruled that the town will have writ of possession of the property on Dec. 22. If the individual is still on the property, they will have 48 hours to leave or be charged.

The property includes 4.4 acres, according to the town assessment records, with a total value of $184,900.

The former owner — Bonnie Rae Grambow — had owned since it since 1988.

The eviction lists a Robert Perkins as residing in the house. He was not owner of the property.