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:

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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 2018 Tax Payments

Month Internet In-Person / Drop Box Mail






Until 11:55 p.m. EST Nov. 30, 2018

Until 11:55 p.m. EST Jan. 2, 2019

Until 11:55 p.m. EST Jan. 31, 2019

Until 11:55 p.m. EST Feb. 28, 2019

Until 11:55 p.m. EST Apr. 1, 2019

Close of business Nov. 30, 2018

Close of business Jan. 2, 2019

Close of business Jan. 31, 2019

Close of business Feb. 28, 2019

Close of business Apr. 1, 2019

Must have Nov. postmark

Must have Dec. postmark

Must have Jan. postmark

Must have Feb. postmark

Must have Mar. postmark

  • 2018 Delinquency Period Before Tax Certificate Sale: April 1 through May 30, 2019 (Internet payments will be accepted for real estate taxes until 5 p.m. EST on May 30, 2019)
  • 2018 Tax Certificate Sale: May 31, 2019