EATON — Brenda White, Preble County Treasurer, has announced payment for the second half 2017 real estate taxes can now be made. Property owners who have property that has been transferred within the past year should contact the treasurer’s office regarding making payment.
“We have had some return mail from the post office. If you have not received your tax bill for the second half, please contact our office at 456-8140. If you have forwarding mail and have not received your tax bill, please call our office,” White said in a press release.
The release continued: “When sending in your tax payment, it is mandatory that you return the Treasurer’s stub with your check. If anyone has any questions regarding their bill, please call the Treasurer’s Office. If you need assistance in paying your taxes, there are several payment plan programs available. Also, if you are military personnel and are active in Operation Enduring Freedom or Operation Noble Eagle, you may qualify for assistance. Contact our office for the application and qualifications.”
The courthouse is now open from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday.
“If this is not a convenient time for you to pay in the office, you can pay at any local bank or bank branch during their business hours except for Fifth Third Bank,” the release continued. “You do not have to have an account at the bank to do this. Some banks may charge a fee. The banks can only receive payments if you have your tax stub with you. You can also pay your real estate taxes on line with credit cards by going to preblecountyauditor.org website. Search for you parcel by name, address or parcel number. Open the parcel and go to the tax tab. Scroll down and click on pay this amount. You will then be directed to the credit card web site. There is a 2.5 percent convenience fee. Payments take 3 to 5 business days to process. If the payment is mailed into the office and you want your receipt returned, please enclose a self addressed stamped envelope with your entire notice and remittance.”
The taxes are due and payable by Friday, July 20. There will not be an extension of time. Taxes not paid within one year from the due date are subject to foreclosure under Chapter 5721 of the Ohio Revised Code.
Property owners should note: Section 323.122 states any taxes paid after the due date will accrue a penalty and interest. Failure to receive a tax bill will not avoid such penalty and interest.
If any taxpayers have questions regarding their tax bill, the should call the Treasurer’s Office at 456-8140.