Yes. You can be foreclosed upon for delinquent taxes. Most mortgages contain a provision that requires the owner of the property to pay to real estate taxes on the property. Typically, mortgage default is a payment default. Someone fails to make the monthly payment on the mortgage; however, a breech of any of the other terms of the mortgage will also support the filing of a foreclosure action.
Practically speaking, a lot of times the lender will pay the real estate taxes, but the borrower should be aware that the amounts advance go on borrower’s account and the borrower is the one who will ultimately be liable for that expense.