Thursday, May 23, 2019

Coming to your mailbox soon


Over $10.5 million in tax bills are being mailed this week. Johnson County property owners should receive their tax bills very soon.

Johnson County treasurer Brent Williams will mail real estate and mobile home bills by July 8th to taxpayers.

Williams said the county will send out approximately 8,000 pieces of mail for both real estate and mobile home bills.

The total amount of taxes expected to be collected this year is $10,557,668.

He said individuals who have not received their bill by July 20, 2016 should call his office at 618-658-8042.

Mobile home bills will be mailed with real estate bills in an effort to save the county money on postage.

The real estate and mobile home bills have different payment schedules and guidelines.

The real estate tax bills are for the year 2015 but are payable this year.

It is very important to check your real estate tax bills for the due dates, as they have changed.

The first installment is due August 12th, and the second installment September 23rd.

If the payment for an installment is late, taxpayers must not only pay the installment amount, but also a monthly interest rate of 1.5% on the late payment.

Property owners may pay their bills by mail, by phone or online.

If you choose to pay online, follow the instructions included with your tax bill.

Online credit card payments can only be made for real estate taxes, it does not include mobile home taxes.

Property owners can also make payments at the treasurer’s office located at 111 North 5th Street, on the courthouse square, in Vienna. Credit card payments are only available online, we cannot except them in the office.

The treasurer’s office accepts cash, checks and money orders.

An after-hours drop box outside the office door is also available for payments and payment stubs.

For mobile home owners, bills were mailed for the year 2016. The due date is September 23rd.

The payment options for mobile home bills are cash, money order or check. A penalty of $25 per month, or any part of the month will be charged after September 23.

Unpaid mobile home taxes will be sold at the annual tax sale to be held November 14.

Collecting the real estate taxes in Johnson County is a joint effort of the county’s treasurer, clerk and assessor offices.

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