First-half property taxes due


EATON — Brenda White, Preble County Treasurer, has announced payment for the first half 2018 real estate taxes can now be made.

Property owners who have property which 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 first 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.

When sending in tax payment, it is mandatory to return the Treasurer’s stub with a check.

If anyone has any questions regarding their bill, they should call the Treasurer’s Office. If needing assistance in paying taxes, there are payment plan programs available.

The courthouse in open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. If this is not a convenient time for one to pay in the office, property owners can pay at any local bank or bank branch during business hours, except for Fifth Third Bank. Owners 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 the payer has a tax stub with them.

If the payment is mailed into the office and a receipt is wanted, payers should enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope with the entire notice and remittance.

Taxes are due and payable by Friday, Feb. 15. 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, they should call the Treasurer’s Office at 456-8140.