I purchased my property this year, do I need to pay for the whole year?
Title companies will, along with many other services, prorate the current year tax to the best of their ability, splitting taxes between the Seller and Buyer for their proportional share, based on 1) number of days owned by each, and 2) most up to date tax information available from the Treasurer. Usually the title company will pay the sellers portion of the property tax directly to the County Treasurer and the Buyer will then pay the remainder by Nov 30th. Your tax bill will show any prepayments that were made by the Seller. However, sometimes the Title company will credit the Buyer at closing for the Seller’s prorated amount and the Buyer will need to pay the entire tax amount by Nov 30th. Your closing documents will show any credit you received for the current year taxes. The current owner of the property is always responsible for all property taxes regardless of when the taxes were charged.

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1. When are tax bills mailed and when is the payment due?
2. How can I pay online and what are the fees?
3. What forms of payment are accepted?
4. If I have an escrow account with my mortgage company, do I need to worry about my property taxes?
5. Can I make pre-payments towards my current year taxes throughout the year?
6. My tax bill shows a negative amount due, what do I do now?
7. I purchased my property this year, do I need to pay for the whole year?
8. Can I request a receipt for mailed-in tax payments?
9. What if my payment is returned for insufficient funds?
10. What if I cannot pay my taxes?
11. What are delinquent or back taxes and what penalties or interest are owed?
12. Will the late payment penalty be waived if I didn’t receive a Tax Notice?
13. Am I in danger of losing my property if I do not pay my taxes by the due date?
14. May I make partial payments on back taxes?
15. Why is my taxable value lower than my market value?
16. I just received a “Valuation Notice;” how do I appeal the property value?
17. Can I receive my tax bill via email?
18. If my mortgage company is paying my taxes, why am I receiving a bill?
19. Why didn’t I receive a tax bill for my property?
20. Do I need to notify your office if I move or change my mailing address?
21. How are my taxes used?
22. How do I contact the taxing entities in my taxing area?
23. What period do the property taxes cover?