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 quarterly billing dates are as follows:
|Tax Period||Issue Date||Payment Due Date|
|1st Quarter||July 1st||August 1st|
|2nd Quarter||October 1st||November 1st|
|3rd Quarter||January 1st||February 1st|
|4th Quarter||April 1st||May 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 the due date.
The Abatement Process
An abatement application can be filed once tax bills have been issued. The Assessors Office cannot accept applications before those bills are mailed out. The deadline for filing an abatement application with the Assessors Office is February 1st.
Application for Exemption or Deferral
If you qualify for an exemption or deferral, the deadline for filing an application is April 1st.
Penalties for Late Payment
Interest at the rate of 14% per annum will accrue on payments from bill due dates until payments are made in full. A demand fee of $10.00 will be charged if payments are not made in full by May 15th.
Note: In accordance with Town of Orleans Bylaws Chapter 94-6, the renewal or granting of Town licenses or permits may be denied if the taxpayer, owner, permit customer, or subject property has tax bills, water charges, betterments, assessments, or other municipal charges more than twelve (12) months past due. Please see the section titled “Delinquent Charges/Licenses and Permits”.
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