Unpaid Property Taxes Late

1. Late Property Tax Payments

The December 10th delinquent date has passed, and a 10% penalty has automatically applied to delinquent secured tax bills.  The legal basis to waive penalties for late payments is extremely limited. 

2. Penalty Cancellations

Penalties may only be cancelled under specific conditions outline in state law.

Penalties will NOT be cancelled for the following reasons:

  • Forgot to pay.
  • Financial hardship.
  • Lost tax bill or failed to receive a tax bill.
  • Thought the delinquent date was April 15th.
  • Out of town on delinquent date.
  • Payment made through online bill pay not received on time.

More information is available on our penalty cancellations page.

3. Check payment not cashed yet?

We have an extremely high volume of payments that still need to be processed. We appreciate your patience. Please do not put a stop payment on the check as it will result in additional tax collector fees. The payment will be credited as of the date received or postmarked. If the check has not cleared after 8 weeks, please submit a penalty cancellation request based on a lost check. 

4. Did not receive a bill?

If you did not receive your tax bill, please access it on our online payment system. Unpaid first installments are now delinquent, and a 10% penalty has applied.  The second installment is due February 1, 2021, and will become delinquent if unpaid after April 10, 2021.  Failure to receive a tax bill will not prevent penalties from being imposed on a late payment.