Discount Periods

The property tax year runs from January 1 to December 31 each year. Annual property tax notices are mailed by November 1 every year. Florida law allows certain discounts for early payment, beginning in November. The following discounts apply for early payment:

The amount due in March is the gross tax amount and reflects no discount. Taxes become delinquent on April 1, at which time interest and other applicable costs are added to the gross tax amount.

When a discount period ends on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, the discount period is extended to the next working day if payment is delivered to a Tax Collector office on the extended date. The Tax Collector’s office accepts payments many different ways, and the chart below contains information on acceptable dates for payments when the discount period ends on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday.

Rules of Acceptance for 2016 Tax Payments

Month Internet In-Person / Drop Box Mail

November

December

January

February

March

Until 11:55 p.m. EST Nov. 30, 2016

Until 11:55 p.m. EST Jan. 3, 2017

Until 11:55 p.m. EST Feb. 1, 2017

Until 11:55 p.m. EST Feb. 28, 2017

Until 11:55 p.m. EST March 31, 2017

Close of business Nov. 30, 2016

Close of business Jan. 3, 2017

Close of business Feb. 1, 2017

Close of business Feb. 28, 2017

Close of business March 31, 2017

Must have Nov. postmark

Must have Dec. postmark

Must have Jan. postmark

Must have Feb. postmark

Must have March postmark

  • 2016 Delinquency Period Before Tax Certificate Sale: April 1 through May 31, 2017 (Internet payments will be accepted for real estate taxes until 5 p.m. EST on May 31, 2017)
  • 2016 Tax Certificate Sale: June 1, 2017.