Property Tax Payment Tips January

As the end of January approaches, taxpayers wanting to avoid costly penalties and interest are reminded that the date property taxes for 2017 become delinquent is February 1, 2018.  Many taxpayers choose to wait until the last day to pay their tax.  People that choose to pay in person during the last week of January should plan on arriving early and may experience long wait times.  The alternative to this is quite simple.  Mail the tax payment.  If the property tax payment is deposited in the mail on January 31, 2018 and it is postmarked, the payment will be processed and posted to the account on the date indicated by the postmark.  So even if we do not receive it until February 5th, the payment will be posted to the account on the date indicated by the postmark, in this example, on January 31, 2018.  If the taxpayer would like a receipt, just include a self-addressed, postage paid envelope and we will send the receipt.  Taxpayers can also make payments online at our website by using a credit card or e-check.  Credit Card payments incur a 2.3% convenience fee charged for this service by our vendor.  The fee for e-check is $1.00 charged by the vendor for this service.  The next Property Tax Tips will deal with Delinquency options and Processes.