What do I owe on a delinquent tax bill?

 The first installment was due on July 1, 2021.  The second installment was due on January 1, 2022.  Taxpayers have a one month grace period in which to pay without interest, so the first installment was payable by Monday, August 2, 2021 (because August 1 fell on a Sunday).  The second installment was payable by February 1, 2022.

Interest is charged on all past due payments regardless of the reason at the rate of 1.5% per month from the due date (July 1 or January 1).  A portion of a month is considered a full month, and interest is not charged by the day, but by the month.  If you pay your first installment during the month of May, 2022, you owe 16.5% interest, representing 11 months (July 2021 through May 2022, inclusive), as interest reverts back to the July 1, 2021 due date.  If you pay your second installment (due Jan. 1, 2022) during the month of May 2022, you owe 7.5% interest, representing 5 months (January through May 2022, inclusive) as interest reverts back to the January 1 due date.  

Demand notices for the first installment were sent in September 2021 and again for the second installment in February 2022.   

Taxpayers making payment on past due bills should contact the tax collector’s office, or check the city website, before making their payment, to determine exactly what they owe.  Past due notices are  sent in September (for the first installment) and in February (for the second installment).  Lien continuing certificates were filed in March. There is an additional charge of $24 to release the lien filed on applicable tax bills for payments received after the lien certificates are filed.  Tax sales of tax delinquent property are usually held every two years.  The most recent tax sale was held on Monday, October 18, 2021 and the deadline to redeem sold properties was April 18, 2022.   Please refer to the tax sale link on this site for important updates and other information.

Interest is charged on all late payments, regardless of the reason.  As owners of property, taxpayers are responsible for paying taxes when they are due, regardless of whether or not a tax bill is received in the mail.  For additional information about these specifics, please refer to the tax collector’s legal notices published on the tax collector’s home page.

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