Haven’t Paid 2017 Property Taxes? Your Reminder is in the Mail
PINELLAS COUNTY, FL – If you haven’t paid your 2017 Property Tax bill yet, time is ticking.
On March 22, 2018, the Pinellas County Tax Collector’s Office is mailing payment reminder notices to everyone who hadn’t paid their bill by early March. If you already paid and still receive a notice, you can check the status of your payment by visiting https://taxcollect.com/property-tax-disclaimer/. Click “I Accept” at the bottom of the page. Property owners can find their payment status by searching the owner’s name, address, property parcel number or account number.
The deadline to pay 2017 property taxes has been extended to Monday, April 2, 2018. Mailed payments must be postmarked by March 31. Property taxes are usually due on March 31, but Florida law requires an extension whenever the due date falls during a weekend.
If you miss the deadline, interest is added to unpaid taxes, including 3 percent interest for real estate taxes and 1.5 percent for tangible personal property taxes.
Property owners are encouraged to pay online to ensure they beat the payment deadline. There is no extra fee to pay by eCheck. While you’re online, you can sign up for paperless billing to receive your next property tax bill by email. Property owners can also sign up for a quarterly installment payment plan for future property tax bills.
“More than 60,000 Pinellas County property owners paid their last tax bill online, and we expect to see that number continue to grow due to the convenience and security of our online payment system,” said Pinellas County Tax Collector Charles W. Thomas.
The Florida Constitution established the office of Tax Collector to collect property taxes and distribute the money to various taxing authorities, such as the School Board, County, and cities. Taxing authorities set their own tax rates to fund their budgets.
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ABOUT THE PINELLAS COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR’S OFFICE: The Pinellas County Tax Collector’s Office is a constitutionally elected office. Responsibilities include collecting and distributing state and local taxes and providing driver license and motor vehicle registration services to Pinellas County residents. For more information, visit taxcollect.com.