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Installment Payments

If estimated tax due is more than $100.00, taxpayers may choose to pay their real estate taxes or tangible personal property taxes on an installment plan.

In order to participate in this plan, an application must be returned to the Tax Collector's Office prior to May 1st, and reapplication is not required provided the first payment is made no later than June 30th of that tax year.

Any payment of the first installment made between July 1 and July 31 will result in a statutory imposed penalty of 5% of the gross amount of the installment due. Failure to pay the first installment by July 31 will automatically remove the parcel from the installment program and any subsequent enrollment would require a new application.

The June and September quarterly installments are based upon the prior year's gross tax; and any adjustments required after certification of the tax roll are made in the December and March quarterly installments. Any amount remaining unpaid on April 1st is subject to all the provisions of law pertaining to delinquent real estate taxes.

1st Installment Payment:

One quarter of the total estimated taxes discounted 6%. Payment shall be made no later than June 30. A taxpayer must make the first installment payment in order to participate in this plan.

2nd Installment Payment:

One quarter of the total estimated taxes discounted 4.5%. Payment shall be made no later than September 30. No discount shall be allowed after September 30.

3rd Installment Payment:

One quarter of the total estimated taxes plus one-half of any adjustment pursuant to a determination of actual tax liability discounted 3%. Payment shall be made no later than December 31. No discount shall be allowed after December 31.

4th Installment Payment:

One quarter of the total estimated taxes plus one-half of any adjustment pursuant to a determination of actual tax liability with no discount. Payment shall be made no later than March 31. Interest shall apply after March 31.