Property taxes are not a "rent" or "lease" that you are paying. They are to pay for services that (allegedly) you either use directly, or benefit you as a member of society. Examples: schools, fire districts, police services.
Property taxes not part of the purchase price of a property .. Property taxes pay for all the other stuff you have the benefit of using ... the perks of varying levels of government (Federal, Provincial or State, even regional and town or city) Like: police forces, fire stations, community property like streets, street lights, street storm drains; paved highways, water systems, sewer systems and treatment plants .. the list is endless.
All taxes help to pay for these factors of civilized living. Somebody has to pay for these things.
as long as you pay taxes, you dont really own your property, nor your life. You may have a piece of paper that says you own the home, the land, the boat, or vehicle ...but if you stop paying taxes a man with a gun will take it away from you. and guess what they do with it... They sell it in an auction (as if it was theirs). As long as you pay taxes you dont really own shiet.
Income tax, sales tax, property tax, estate tax, state tax, federal tax, county tax, city tax, gift tax, vehicle registration, tariffs & customs, license & occupational taxes, User fees… interests, fines, surcharges, even insurances are also forms a taxation. Pay pay pay. Most of our tax money is syphoned and wasted on corruption. Taxes are extortion. How would sanitation, streets and schools operate then? There are other ways and models of society, but everybody believes the Great Capitalist Fabrication.
one alternative is to un-corporatize banks, run them locally like co-ops, invest thru them with the money sitting in the bank (transparently & with accountability). There is more to the idea, but this isnt the place for the entire write-up which includes redefining a lot of things in this world.