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
|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|