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Posted on: July 11, 2019

Unsecured Tax Bills in the Mail

Unsecured property tax bills have been mailed and are due August 31st.  However, because this date falls on a Saturday and the Office is closed Monday for Labor Day, the last day to pay timely is Tuesday, September 3rd.  Typical items assessed and collected on the unsecured roll are:

  • Boats and jet skis
  • Airplanes
  • Improvements on the real estate of others
  • Business property
  • Most possessor interests
  • Escape and supplemental assessments against former owner of real property
  • Some fixtures

Ownership on the lien date, January 1 of each year, determines the obligation to pay taxes. Disposal, removal, or sale of the object of the assessment after the lien date will not affect the tax bill nor relieve the assessee of liability. The assessee is responsible for paying the bill. No proration is made by the Tax Collector on unsecured taxes. Any proration is strictly a private matter between buyer and seller.

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