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The date to pay your 2016 property taxes is quickly approaching. Property taxes are due on or before this Tuesday, January 31.

Property owners who receive an “Over 65” or “Disabled Person” exemption may pay their property taxes in four equal installments, also known as the “quarter payment option.” The payment schedule to make quarterly payments is:

Payment # 1- no later than January 31, 2017 Payment # 2- no later than March 31, 2017    
Payment # 3- no later than May 31, 2017 Payment # 4-no later than July 31, 2017

A property owner taking the quarter payment option will need to sign their property tax payment stub or submit a written request with their payment to activate the installment payment program.

Property tax payments with a postmark on or before January 31, 2017 will be considered timely paid regardless of the date it is received by the Tax Office.

“If a property owner is mailing their payment on January 31st, we strongly recommend going to the post office to ensure their mail is postmarked properly,” said Michelle French, Denton County Tax Assessor-Collector.

Property taxes that remain unpaid on February 1st or later will be subject to penalty and interest.  Property owners that are delinquent in February may receive a postcard reminder from the Denton County Tax Office.   It is important to note that the Tax Assessor-Collector is restricted from waiving penalty and interest resulting from a late payment.

Property taxes may be paid online by eCheck, credit/debit card, by mail or in person.

“We strongly encourage property owners who pay online to verify bank account and bank routing information is correct before submitting payment.  All offices except our Lewisville office has night drop boxes to drop payments into for processing,” said French.

Customers may experience a longer wait than usual if they decide to pay in person.

“We are more than happy to assist our customers who visit our offices. However due to the volume of customers at this very busy time of year, we do ask for patience as we serve each customer with their transactions,” said French.

If a property owner did not receive their tax statement, they can download a copy of it by visiting http://tax.dentoncounty.com.

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