Installment Payment Plan
Taxpayers may choose to pay their property taxes quarterly by participating in an installment payment plan. To be eligible for the plan, the taxpayers’ prior year taxes must exceed $100.00 or be escrowed by a mortgage company. Those who qualify must fill out and return an Installment Plan application form to the Tax Collector’s Office by April 30. Application forms are revised and approved annually by the Department of Revenue in mid-January.
The plan requires that the first installment be made no later than June 30th. Failure to make the first payment will automatically terminate the participants eligibility for the remainder of the year. The taxpayer will then be sent a regular tax bill in November and must apply to be reinstated on the installment plan for the future tax years.
- Installment 1- based on 1/4 of the previous year's taxes, is discounted 6%, due by June 30th.
- Installment 2- based on 1/4 of the previous year's taxes , is discounted 4.5%, due by September 30th.
- Installment 3- based on 1/2 of the actual remaining tax liability for the current year, discounted 3%, due by December 31st.
- Installment 4- based on 1/2 of the actual remaining tax liability for the current year, is not discounted, due by March 31st.
Installment Application Form– must be received in the office by April 30.
Apply Online– look up your property tax account and click the green tab to the right of your account information that reads “Apply for the Installment Payment Plan” to enroll. (This feature is available during the enrollment period, approximately February through April.)