Delinquent Tax Penalty & Interest

All property taxes are due by January 31. Taxes not paid by January 31 will increase as follows:

IF TAX IS PAID IN MONTH SHOWN ADD PENALTY + INTEREST = TOTAL PERCENTAGE. All penalty and interest accrues on the 1st day of each month.

February: 6% + 1% = 7%
March: 7% + 2% = 9%
April: 8% + 3% = 11%
May: 9% + 4% = 13%
June: 10% + 5% = 15%
July: 12% + 6% = 18%

Real property accounts not paid in full by June 30th of the year in which they become delinquent will be referred to the delinquent tax attorney for enforced collection, and will incur an additional penalty equal to 15% to 20% of the total taxes, penalties, and interest due. Personal property accounts are given to attorneys in April each year with an additional penalty equal to 15% to 20% added to the above penalty and interest.

Taxpayers with an Over 65 OR Disabled Person Exemption ONLY:

Taxpayers with an Over 65 or Disabled Person Exemption may pay current taxes on their homestead residence in four(4) installments without penalty and/or interest. However, the taxpayer MUST request the installment payments in writing and MUST pay at least:

1/4 of the payment by January 31
1/4 by March 31
1/4 by May 31
1/4 by July 31