Tax deadline extended to Jan. 2

Published 10:09 am Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Courthouse holiday schedule prompts extra days

With property tax deadlines closing in, the Revenue Commissioner’s office has collected $8,703,369.70 out of the total $12,262,887 due, leaving $3,559,517 yet to be collected.

The office has extended the deadline for property taxes to be paid because their office will be closed on Mon., Dec. 31.

“We will be closed Dec. 31, because of a county-wide holiday,” Revenue Commissioner Chuck Patterson said. “As well as Jan. 1. So we have extended that deadline to January 2.”

Patterson said that they are trying to get a hold of all of the over 65 exemption forms in.

“We sent those forms out a while ago,” Patterson said. “But now we are just waiting on some stragglers to come and turn them in.”

He said that the holiday season is usually steadily busy for his office.

“There is a constant flow of people coming in during the holiday season,” Patterson said. “But of course some people wait until the last minute so that’s another good thing for the deadline being extended.”

For unpaid property taxes after January 2, each parcel will incur a 1 percent interest charge and a $5 penalty per parcel.

Bills may be paid online at; by mail; or in person. To pay online or pay by credit card in the office, there will be a 2.35 percent processing fee.

The office is open 8 a.m., until 5 p.m.

For more information, call 334-428-2540.