Tax bills are mailed on or soon after November 1. The first half is due by December 20. If the first half is not paid by then, it begins to accrue interest. If the first half is paid by December 20, the last half will be due by May 10 of the following year. If your property taxes are paid out of an escrow account, your tax bill will be sent to the mortgage company or bank that handles your escrow account, and you, the taxpayer, will be mailed a copy of the tax statement.
If your property value goes up, it does not necessarily mean you will pay more taxes. Likewise, if your property value goes down or does not change, it does not automatically mean you will pay less or the same amount of taxes. Your property taxes are based on how much your local taxing authorities budget for services each year.
The first $2,300 in residential assessed value is exempt from statewide USD taxes.
Real Estate Taxes
After December 20 and until May 10, the first half payment plus interest can be paid. If not paid by May 10, the full tax plus interest must be paid. There is no longer the option of paying the first half. If taxes are due and unpaid for three years, the property is subject to a tax foreclosure suit by the county. The property can then be sold at public auction. Anyone that has delinquent real estate taxes in the county cannot bid at these auctions.
Personal Property Taxes
After December 20 the full amount of personal property taxes are due plus interest. A sheriff’s warrant is issued for unpaid personal property taxes in March. If the first half taxes are paid in December, the second half is due May 10. A sheriff’s warrant is issued for second-half unpaid personal property taxes in August.