EATON — Brenda White, Preble County Treasurer, has announce payments for the second half 2018 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,” White said in a press release. “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. The post office will not forward tax bills.”
When sending in your tax payment, it is mandatory one return the Treasurer’s stub with a check. If anyone has any questions regarding their bill, they should call the Treasurer’s Office.
For anyone needing assistance in paying their 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,” White said.
The courthouse hours are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through 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 branches must be located in Preble County. In most cases you do not have to have an account at the bank to do this. Some banks require you to have an account. Some banks may charge a fee. The banks can only receive payments if you have your tax stub with you. Some banks may also have an end of the day cut of time for the payments. You need to check with the bank you plan to pay at to verify if there is a cut off time,” White added.
Payments will be accepted at the banks through July 19, after which the banks will not accept payments.
Real estate taxes can also be paid on line with credit cards by going to preblecountyauditor.org website.
Search for the parcel by name address or parcel number. Open the parcel and go to the tax tab. Scroll down and click on pay this amount. Taxpayers 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 received after July 19, it will be considered late.
If the payment is mailed into the office and a receipt is requested to be returned, enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope with entire notice and remittance.
The taxes are due and payable by Friday, July 19. 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, call the Treasurer’s Office at 456-8140.