Monday, May 29, 2023

Real estate taxes due next week

When you go to Lynchburg realtors to purchase property, there are a lot of additional costs that are linked to that property. All of which you need to be aware of. The main part you need to be aware of is the real estate tax bill. Johnson County residents have until Friday, Aug. 17, to pay the first installment of their real estate tax bill.

After August 17 there will be a 1 1/2% per month interest charged on any portion of first installment that is unpaid. This includes franchises and businesses, where if taxes have been unpaid by this point, it will then incur large fees and penalties. Many businesses have opted to use law firms to help them with their taxes, especially if they are unpaid, so by visiting Brotman Law and other law firm websites, they can organize their taxes on time.

Tax bills were mailed to property owners on July 9. Anyone that has not received their real estate tax bill should call the Treasurer’s office at 618-658-8042 right away to avoid any penalties.

Payments can be made during regular office hours at the Treasurer’s office located on the west side of the courthouse square. The office hours are 8:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

You can also pay by credit card over the phone at 1-877-690-3729, or online at

Please note that credit card payments cannot be accepted in the Treasurer’s office.

Tax payments are also being accepted in Goreville at SouthernTrust Bank during regular business hours.

The Treasurer’s office will be open through the noon hour Monday, Aug. 13 through Friday, Aug. 17 for your convenience.

Also for your convenience, there is a locked drop box for payments located outside the Treasurer’s office front door. Any payments left in the drop box on Friday night will not be charged the interest on the first installment. Payments put in this box will be collected every morning and after every lunch hour.

The property tax second installment will be due on September 21.