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2011 Property Tax Notice – Time Sensitive

The 2011 Property Tax Season is coming to an end.  Anyone mailing a payment MUST have a postmark of March 31, 2012 or earlier.  Because the statutory deadline falls on a weekend (March 31, 2012), our service centers will be open until 5:00 p.m. April 2, 2012, to accept payment in person*.  April 2nd is the last day to make a 2011 property tax payment before the tax becomes delinquent. 

Property owners are encouraged to avoid waiting until the last minute.  We expect a rush of last minute payers in our service centers.  There were over 60,000 properties with outstanding taxes as of the first of March. To avoid long waits, last minute property tax payments may be paid online at taxcollectorpbc.com or using a drop box at any service location. 

All unpaid property taxes are considered delinquent as of April 3rd.  Delinquent taxes accrue 3% interest plus advertising charges in addition to the amount due.  The agency only accepts cash, bank draft, certified check, US postal money order, cashier’s check or US bank wire transfer for delinquent payments.  We do not accept wire transfers from foreign banks.  Delinquent taxes cannot be paid online.  All delinquent tax certificates are put up for auction on June 6th at the annual Tax Certificate Sale required by Florida Statutes, Chapter 197.432.

* The 2011 tax season is extended an extra day by a provision in Florida law, Chapter 197.162.  The law requires “if the discount period ends on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, the discount period, including the zero percent period, extends to the next working day, if payment is delivered to the designated collection office of the tax collector.”   The extension only applies to payments made at service centers or online.  Mail is NOT included.  

Release Date: 
Friday, March 23, 2012
Contact Information: 
Contact: Anne Gannon, Constitutional Tax Collector
  (561) 355-4271
KClarke@pbcgov.org

 

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