Real Estate Tax

The fiscal year for property tax covers the period from July 1 to June 30. Current fiscal taxes are assessed to owner of record on January 1 of that year. The usual billing dates are as follows:

Semi AnnualIssue DateDue Date
FallOctober/November30 days from mailing date
SpringMarch/AprilMay 1st

If the normal due date falls on a weekend or a holiday, the actual due date is the next business day. Interest at an annual rate of 14% is charged for late payments from date of mailing.

The Abatement Process

An abatement application can be filled out as soon as you receive your Fall tax bill. The Assessors Office cannot accept applications before those bills are mailed out. The deadline for filing an abatement application with the Assessors Office is the due date of the Fall tax bill.

Application for Exemption or Deferral

If you qualify for an exemption or deferral, the deadline for filing an application is 90 days from when the tax bill is issued.

Penalties for Late Payment

Interest at the rate of 14% per annum will accrue on payments from bill issue date until payments are made. A demand fee of $10.00 will be charged if payments are not made by May 15th.