Here is how they calculate the property taxes.Secured here references to the fact they are secured by the real property ownership.
When is the secured tax assessed?
The Assessor establishes the value of property on January 1. This date is often referred to as the Tax Lien date. The secured property tax bill, issued months later, uses the value established on the tax lien date.
How are tax amounts determined?
The January 1 value established by the Assessor is multiplied by the tax rate (usually 1% plus voter approved indebtedness) then special charges are added. These special charges are added to the tax bill by local districts and cities, not by the Tax Collector. A sewer assessment is a typical special charge that is added to a tax bill.
What period of time does a secured property tax bill cover?
A secured tax bill covers a "fiscal year." The fiscal year begins July 1 and ends on June 30 of the following calendar year.
When should I expect my secured property tax bill?
Every year, the Tax Collector mails the secured tax bills by November 1. If you did not receive a bill, or if you recently purchased a property, you may obtain a duplicate tax bill by calling(###) ###-####or visiting our office. You may also go to our on-line property system to determine the amount due.
When are secured property taxes due?
The secured property tax bill is payable in two installments:
- The 1st installment is due and payable on November 1. However, you have until 5:00 p.m. of December 10th to make your payment before a 10% penalty is added to your bill.
- The 2nd installment is due and payable on February 1. The grace period on the 2nd installment expires at 5:00 p.m., on April 10. If the installment remains unpaid as of April 10, a 10% penalty and $40.00 cost is imposed.
When should I mail my payment to avoid penalties?
You can mail your payment, but in order to avoid the delinquent penalty, your payment envelope must possess a United States Postal Service postmark on or before the tax delinquent date. Remember the delinquent dates are as follows:
- 1st installment delinquent at 5:00 p.m., December 10
- 2nd installment delinquent at 5:00 p.m., April 10
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