Property tax bills are mailed by November 1. If your taxes are paid by your mortgage company, you will receive an information only copy of the tax bill. Property taxes are normally due and payable on November 1 of each year, but are assessed as of January 1 of the same year. All payment methods are accepted for current taxes (2.39% fee added to credit/debit card payments). Discounts are allowed as follows for payment in
- November - 4%
- December - 3%
- January - 2%
- February - 1%
- March - no discount
- Taxes become delinquent on April 1 of the year following the assessment-a 3% penalty is added to amount due
- Additional fees are due as of May 1 for advertising.
- Tax Certificate sale takes place near the end of May
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Discounts on payments which are mailed to our office are determined by the postmark date on the envelope. The discount for walk-in payments is extended to the next working day when the deadline falls on a weekend or observed holiday.
If paying on the installment method (click here for form), the due dates and discounts (on installment portion only) are as follows:
1st - June - 6% - (1/4 of prior yr tax) failure to make this payment disqualifies the taxpayer from using the installment method
2nd -September - 4.5% (1/4 of prior yr tax)
3rd - December - 3% (1/4 of current yr tax + 1/2 of adj for June/Sept)
4th - March - no discount (1/4 of current yr tax + 1/2 of adj for June/Sept)
Florida Statute 197.122 states that all owners of property are charged with the duty of knowing the amount of taxes due and paying them before the delinquency date. This means that failure to receive a tax bill will not relieve anyone from paying taxes or subsequent penalties which occur on April 1 when taxes become delinquent. Florida Statutes require the Tax Collector to conduct a sale of tax certificates beginning on or before June 1 for the preceding year of delinquent real estate taxes.