Deadline Approaching to Pay Property Taxes

The Trustee’s Office will be a busy place for the next month as taxpayers rush to beat the February 28 deadline to pay their 2016 county property taxes.
The $8.8 million in 2016 DeKalb County property taxes to be collected by February 28, 2017 includes property, residential, commercial, personal, and public utility taxes.
Penalties will start accruing March 1 on 2016 taxes not paid by the deadline.
Trustee Sean Driver reminds taxpayers that you may:
1. Come in person to pay at the office.
2. Mail in your payment.
3. Pay online at select, DeKalb.
*There is a fee to use debit/credit card-2.75% of your total tax bill or submit an e-check for $2.75 on any total
*Online accepts Mastercard, Visa, Discover, or American Express.
*Business Information Systems collects the fees, not DeKalb County
4. A Dropbox is also located on the outside wall of the county offices section at the county complex building (where the Trustee’s Office is located) for your convenience after hours or on weekends. If you choose to use the drop box on February 28, the mail will be gathered on Wednesday morning, March 1 and no penalties will be applied to the 2016 tax bill.
5. Partial Payments are accepted in any amount.
*Remember: Whatever portion of taxes are unpaid for 2016, using the partial payment plan; only the portion left unpaid will accrue 1.5% penalty and interest per month starting March 1, 2017.
You may also qualify for the State of Tennessee Property Tax Relief Program. If you would like to check on a possible tax relief for 2016, visit the Trustee’s Office at 732 South Congress Boulevard, Room 103, or call 615-597-5176. The last day to sign up for tax relief is April 5.
The Trustee’s Office is open regular hours from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday- Friday.
Any 2015 unpaid property taxes may be paid with interest and penalty through March 31. However any 2015 unpaid taxes will be turned over to the Chancery Court on April 1 for collection. The Trustee’s Office will soon be sending out a notice to those still delinquent.

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