Discount Periods

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:

Property Tax Discounts

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 Until 11:55 p.m. EST November 30, 2016 Close of business November 30, 2016 Must have November postmark
December Until 11:55 p.m. EST January 3, 2017 Close of business January 3, 2017 Must have December postmark
January Until 11:55 p.m. EST February 1, 2017 Close of business February 1, 2017 Must have January postmark
February Until 11:55 p.m. EST February 28, 2017 Close of business February 28, 2017 Must have February postmark
March Until 11:55 p.m. EST March 31, 2017 Close of business March 31, 2017 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.


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