How does the Treasurer determine if a real estate tax payment is considered timely?

Per State Statute 74.69(1): Property tax payments are considered timely if:

  • They are in a properly addressed envelope.
  • They are postmarked on or before the respective due dates, with postage prepaid.
  • They are received by the proper official not more than five days after the prescribed date for making the payment.

We urge taxpayers to mail payments several days early to avoid postal delay. You may consider going to the Post Office and having them hand-cancel your envelope to assure a timely postmark.

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1. When is the first installment or full real estate tax payment due?
2. How do I change my mailing address?
3. What if I miss the January 31 deadline?
4. Where and how do I pay my property taxes?
5. What method of payment do you accept?
6. How much are my taxes?
7. What did I pay in property taxes last year?
8. What was my lottery and gaming credit last year and how do I apply for next year?
9. Why didn't I get a copy of my tax bill?
10. What happens if I don't receive a real estate tax bill?
11. Can I have my tax bill sent directly to my mortgage company?
12. What if I escrow my taxes through my mortgage company?
13. My payments are delinquent. May I make weekly or monthly payments on them?
14. Why am I being charged interest and penalty when I paid my first installment in full on February 1st?
15. Can you forgive some of the interest and penalties on my delinquent taxes?
16. How does the Treasurer determine if a real estate tax payment is considered timely?
17. What happens if I miss a scheduled payment on my payment plan?
18. What happens to my payment plan, if my current-year taxes become delinquent?
19. What happens if my Payment Plan is Canceled?