Denton County tax officials have sent an estimated 470,000 tax statements to property owners.
Several options for payment of property taxes include online using a credit or debit card, by phone, mail, in person, by e-Check or via the night drop box. Other options include through bill pay, an e-Box through a financial institution or via wire.
Lower service charges are being offered to property owners paying online this year.
“We are pleased to now offer free e-Check services and lower convenience fees to our taxpayers. The convenience fee to pay by debit or credit card has been reduced to 2.35 percent. To pay online, go to http://tax.dentoncounty.com and select ‘Make Tax Payments’. The Bureau Code for Denton County is 3368661,” said Michelle French, county tax assessor-collector, in a news release.
Property owners also can create an escrow agreement, which allows them to pay toward their taxes each month in preparation for the following year’s taxes.
If a tax statement has not been received by Nov. 10, the property owner should contact the tax office.
“It is important that a property owner contact us if they do not receive their tax statement. We need to know if a person has not received their statement to ensure the proper information is reflected in the tax records,” French said in the news release.
Copies of tax statements can be downloaded from the website or a statement can be sent via email upon request. Payments can be made at any of the five tax office locations in the county,
The deadline for payment of all property taxes is Jan. 31, 2015, to avoid penalties and interest. Penalties and interest assessed on delinquent taxes cannot be reduced or waived, officials said.
For more information, visit the tax office website or call 940-349-3500.