No one likes to think much about taxes, but property tax installments are due. So my tip this month is just a friendly reminder that you need to pay your installment no later than April 10th, after which, they become delinquent. To help you avoid any delinquencies, I’m also providing a property tax schedule you can use for future reference.
July 1st – Fiscal year begins. At this time, any delinquent secured accounts are transferred to delinquent tax roll. Once on this roll, the owner must pay an additional 1.5% penalty per month as well as a $15 redemption fee.
If you are delinquent in your taxes, the Treasure/Tax Collector’s Office will mail delinquent secured notices.
August 31st – Unsecured Tax Delinquency Deadline at 5:00 p.m. If you miss this deadline, you will also owe a 10% penalty as well as a $75 collection fee.
September and October
Sept 25th through Oct 5th – The Treasurer/Tax Collector’s Office mails out original Secured Property Tax bills. Keep in mind that supplemental tax bills are mailed at many times during the year.
Additionally, in October, unsecured tax liens are filed for unpaid, unsecured properties.
November 1st – The first secured property tax installment is due.
Also, beginning November 1st, those with delinquent unsecured accounts begin accruing a 1.5% penalty each month until the bill is paid.
December 10th – This is the payment deadline for the first installment of secured property tax. If not paid on this date, owners will receive a 10% penalty.
During the month of January, the Treasurer/Tax Collector’s Office mails delinquent notices for anyone with unpaid first installment and supplemental secured installments.
February and March
February 1st – The second Secured Property Tax Installment is due.
During February and March, the Treasurer/Tax Collector mails out delinquent prior year secured installments.
During March, and going through July, they also being to mail out unsecured property tax statements.
April 10th – This is the deadline for the second secured property tax installment payment. If you miss this deadline, you will receive a 10% penalty plus a $23 collection fee.
During the month of May, the Treasurer/Tax Collector mails out delinquent notices for any unpaid first and second installment taxes and Supplemental Secured Installments.
June 30th – This marks the end of the fiscal year.
Property Tax Schedule Notes
Please note that this only includes the most important dates. Check with the tax office to determine your individual needs. Finally, if a deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, the new deadline is the next business day.
If you need help understanding your taxes or the property tax schedule, give me a call. I’d be happy to provide a list of tax professionals in the area that can give you a hand.