Wanda Spivey, Deputy Tax Collector
The primary responsibility of the Collection’s Staff is to collect all current and delinquent taxes as well as solid waste fees; DMV sticker fees and all fees associated with forced collections, ex:
Levy on personal property
Annual property tax on real and personal property (excluding registered DMV bills) become due September 1st and must be paid by January 5th of the following year. Interest is charged at the rate of 2% in January and ¾% each month thereafter.
The advertisement of tax liens on real property takes place in March each year. The property is required to be advertised in the name of the current owner.
Motor Vehicle taxes are due on the first day of the fourth month following the date the registration expires or on the first day of the fourth month following the last day of the month in which the new registration is applied for.
If this bill is not paid within 30 days, interest will be added (5% for the first month, 3/4% for each additional month). If the bill is not paid within 4 months, a "block" will be placed on the tag so that it cannot be renewed the following year until all unpaid taxes have been collected. Once a BLOCK has been placed on the registration payment must be made in the form of cash, money order or certified check.
Mobile Home Moving Permits: In order to obtain a permit all taxes must be paid. Customer must provide the following information:
· The address or location of where the mobile home is to be moved from;
· The address of location of where the mobile home is to be moved to;
· The name and address of the carrier who is to transport the mobile; and
· The name and address of the owner.
Any person required to obtain a tax permit and who fails to do so shall be guilty of a Class 3 Misdemeanor. This is in addition to any penalties imposed for failure to list and failure to pay taxes.
In a case in which the tax department receives a NSF check, payment would immediately be voided correcting the tax department records. An amount of 10% of the check or an amount of $25.00, whichever is greater will be applied to the bill.
No discounts are offered.
It is our goal to ensure all taxpayers are treated in a fair and equitable manner.