Sunday, February 14, 2010

Property Tax Deadline Coming Up

The deadline to pay your 2009 Putnam County property taxes without a penalty is now less than two weeks ago. Trustee Gail Glover says taxes can paid at her office before close of business on February 28th. After that date, the county will begin to charge interest on the tax debt at a rate of 1.5 percent permonth. Glover says payments postmarked before the due date will be accepted without penalty. So far, the county has collected about 50 percent of what isdue from property owners. That's down from the 54 percent collected at this time last year, but officials say many people wait until the last minute to pay their taxes. In fact, county executive Kim Blaylock says the budget overall is looking pretty good. Her main fear, she says, is any unexpected medical or dental bill from Putnam County jail inmates.