Please read your tax bill carefully and note the correct payment date for each installment. The date to pay is located on the payment stub above the amount due for that installment. That is the "delinquent" payment date (or, the last day to pay without penalty). If the first installment is not paid timely, a 10 percent (10%) penalty will be added to the amount due. If there is a second installment, and it is not paid timely, a 10 percent (10%) penalty and a delinquent cost are added to that amount due. Important: If you receive a supplemental tax bill, the "delinquent" dates may differ from those on your annual tax bill. The same penalties accrue on each supplemental installment as those described above.
If there are ANY unpaid secured taxes as of 5:00 p.m. on June 30th, the property becomes TAX-DEFAULTED. Once the property has become tax-defaulted, a redemption fee of $15.00 is added, and penalties begin to accrue on the original unpaid balance at the rate of 1.5 percent (1.5%) per month. This monthly penalty is added at 5:00p.m. on the last day of each month (or the following business day, if the last day of the month falls on a weekend or holiday).
* If either December 10th, April 10th, or June 30th falls on a weekend or holiday, taxes are not delinquent until 5:00 p.m. the next business day.