This program is a unique plan that eases the strain of the semi-annual tax payment by helping the taxpayer budget their current taxes into monthly payments.
Here's how the escrow program can work for you:
Your semi-annual real estate tax bill is prepaid by being divided into equal monthly payments.
Easy to use coupons are made available to help you make the monthly payments.
No service charge for participation in program.
The Escrow Program is an excellent way to budget your tax payments, with no worry of being short of funds when the taxes are due in February and July! Sign the agreement to be included in the Escrow Program from our form center.
Letter From the Treasurer
Thank you for your inquiry about the prepayment program for your real estate taxes. This is a monthly payment plan that allows your taxes to be paid in equal amounts for 5 payments each half. A 6th payment (which is your adjusted tax bill) with the balance to be paid is mailed separately 2 a year.
If you sign the agreement and return it to us, we will then send you a coupon book notifying you of your monthly payment and the dates it should be paid. Please read this carefully! Each coupon book will have 5 coupons, dated August - December and February - June. January and July will be settlement months, for which you will be billed an actual tax bill by our office for the unpaid balance for the half due at that time.
If you fail to make all payments plus your adjusted payment by the due date, you will be charged a 10% penalty on the unpaid balance. Therefore, it is important for you to be sincere about this program. There is no penalty if you do not make your coupon payments on time; the penalty occurs only if the full amount of your half taxes is not paid by the due date.
If you have questions, please call the Treasurer's office at 937-599-7223 and we will be glad to assist you.