Real Estate and Personal property tax statements are mailed annually around July 15th. Real Estate tax statements are mailed to the name and address listed on the deed as of July 1 of the previous year unless a different address or name is provided to our office. Personal property tax statements are mailed based on the assessment submitted the previous year to the Assessor’s Office.
Payments can be submitted by mail, in person. Our office currently accepts Mastercard, Visa, American Express, and Discover cards with an additional convenience fee rates are as follows: $0.01-100.00 Minimum fee of $2.50 Payments over $100.00 will be assessed at 2.5%. All returned checks are subject to a $25.00 service charge.
Taxpayers receive a 2 ½% discount on the first half installment if paid on or before September 1. This discount is also applied to the second half installment if paid on or before the following March 1. Postmarks are observed as the time of payment.
The first half installment becomes delinquent if not paid before October 1. The second half installment becomes delinquent if not paid before the following April 1. Taxes remaining unpaid on April 30 will be subject to publication. If publication occurs, additional fees will be charged.
If taxes are not paid on or before the date on which they become delinquent, including both first and second installments, interest at the rate of nine percent per annum shall be added from the date they become delinquent until paid.
The annual Sheriff’s Tax Lien Sale is held for one day between October 14 and November 23. The exact date of the sale will be scheduled in late September. We do not notify the public by mail of the sale, nor do we accept bids through the mail or over the phone. All purchasers must be present or represented by a third party. The bidding process starts at the delinquent tax amount and goes to the highest bidder. The bid amount plus current year taxes must be paid in full directly following the conclusion of the sale. Property owners have approximately 18 months to redeem the property following the Tax Lien Sale.
For license renewals, we can only issue the license plate stickers and renewals for residential automobiles e.g. Cars, vans, pickup trucks, SUVs. We can not issue renewals for trailers, boats, etc