Important Tax Dates


YOUR BIRTHDAY

Motor vehicle license plate renewals expire at midnight of the owners birthday. Renewals are accepted 90 days prior to your birth month. This applies to passenger cars, recreational vehicles, light trucks under 5,000 lbs., small trailers and motorcycles. Private vessel/boat registrations also expire at this time.

JANUARY
Receive a 2% discount on payments of real estate, and tangible personal property taxes.

FEBRUARY
Receive a 1% discount on payment of real estate, and tangible personal property taxes.

MARCH
Exemptions due to Property Appraiser's Office by March 1st.

Full amount due on property taxes by March 31st.

Final (fourth) installment payments due by March 31st. Tax payers currently enrolled in the installment plan do not need to reapply to continue in the plan.

APRIL
All unpaid real estate property taxes become delinquent April 1st. At this time a 3% interest charge is added to the gross amount. All unpaid tangible personal property taxes become delinquent on April 1st. At this time a 1.5% per month interest charge is added to the gross amount. Within 45 days following the March 31st deadline, delinquent tangible personal property taxes will be advertised in a local newspaper and the cost of advertising will be added to the delinquent bill.

Applications for next year's property tax installment payment plan are due by April 30th.

MAY
List of delinquent personal property taxes are advertised in a local newspaper one time.

Delinquent real estate property taxes will be advertised in a local newspaper and the cost of advertising will be added to the delinquent bill. The list of delinquent real estate taxes are advertised once per week for three consecutive weeks, prior to the tax certificate sale, in a local newspaper.

Tax certificate sale for delinquent real estate taxes occurs on or before June 1st.

JUNE
Tax Warrant processing begins on delinquent tangible personal property taxes June 1st.

First Installment payments due by June 30th.

JULY
First installment must be received by July 30th, discount not applicable and 5% penalty is added. If payment is not received participation in the program is terminated.

AUGUST
The Property Appraiser's Office will send out a TRIM NOTICE with the estimated taxes due for the year. If you have any questions related to the estimated taxes, you need to contact the Property Appraiser's office at 850.892.8123.

SEPTEMBER
Second installment payments are due by September 30th.

NOVEMBER
Collection of real estate property taxes and tangible personal property taxes begins. Receive a 4% discount on payments made by November 30th.

DECEMBER
Receive a 3% discount on payment of real estate and tangible personal property taxes.

Third installment payments due by December 31st.

Registration and renewal of trucks over 5,000 pounds, truck-trailers, semi-trailers, nine-passenger and over vehicles for hire, due by December 31st. Mobile home decals also expire December 31st.