Property Tax Bills
Property tax bills are mailed on or before the last day of August, after the Treasurer's office receives the tax roll from the Assessor's Office. Tax bills are itemized to show:
- Name and address of property owner as of January 1 of the tax year
- Amount due
- Due date of each installment
- Distribution of tax throughout the county
- Legal description of property
If you purchase a property, or record a deed on or after January 1, you will not receive a tax bill in your name.
Taxpayers are responsible for payment of taxes regardless of billing. This means that if you did not receive a tax bill for any reason, taxes are still due, and if paid late, interest will be collected. If you do not receive your tax bill by the second week of September, contact the Treasurer's Office to request a copy. Statements are not mailed for the second half of taxes. The tax bill mailed in August is the only notice you will receive. Please retain it for your records.
Property Tax Payment
Taxes may be paid either in halves or in full.
If paid in halves:
- First Installment -November 10
- Second Installment -May 10 of the subsequent year
- In full: If the entire tax is paid by December 31st all interest on the first half is waived.
Any taxes not paid on the due date are delinquent the day after that date and are subject to interest at 18% per annum.
Cash, checks, money orders, credit cards, debit cards and e-checks are accepted. All credit card transactions are subject to a 2.5% convenience fee ($2.00 minimum), and e-checks are subject to a flat $1.50 fee. The service/convenience fee is charged by the county's payment processor; the county does not receive any portion of this fee.
If a check is returned by a financial institution as insufficient, the transaction and/or transactions will be reversed without notice to the property owner.
When paying online or by mail, please provide your email address or a self-addressed, stamped envelope if you would like a receipt.
Mortgage Companies/Escrow Payments
Many taxpayers have an escrow account from which their taxes are paid. This office dedicates considerable time working with mortgage companies so they have all the necessary information to make payment. A taxpayer is sent a tax notice regardless of an escrow.
If a mortgage company and a taxpayer both remit payment for taxes, the Treasurer will accept the first payment received and return the duplicate payment. The Treasurer does not accept duplicate payments.
When taxes remain unpaid on May 11, the Treasurer must certify a list of delinquent taxes and taxpayers, followed by a demand for payment of these taxes plus interest of 18% per annum. The delinquent notice (demand for payment) is mailed from this office on or before May 21. The notice informs the taxpayer of the delinquency. If unpaid, the delinquent taxes will be published three times and the taxes will subsequently be sold at the tax sale.
For More Information
If you do not receive a tax bill by the second week in September, or if you have any questions, please contact the Treasurer's Office at (307) 334-2432.