What happens after January 1, 2015 when your taxes are delinquent?

Every year,  ad valorem taxes are assessed on all properties on October 1, and those taxes are payable through December 31.  This means unpaid property taxes are then considered delinquent on January 1, and penalties and interest begin to accrue. The final resolution of unpaid property taxes occurs each May when those properties for which taxes are unpaid are sold in the annual land tax sale.

No one wants to lose his or her property in a land tax sale, so if this situation applies to you, please make payment via telephone, internet, or in person at the Cullman County Courthouse or one of the satellite locations in Baileyton, Dodge City, or Hanceville.

Important 2015 dates to know include:

  • January 1  – unpaid taxes become delinquent, and penalties of 1% interest (of taxes due), plus a $5.00 late (collector) fee are applied.
  • January 30 –  last day on which checks may be used to pay property taxes. All payments must be made via certified funds, cash, or debit or credit card.
  • January 31 – delinquent taxes are subject to a 2% interest penalty, plus a $5.00 late (collector) fee.
  • February 20 – delinquent taxes are subject to a 2% interest penalty, plus a $10.00 late (collector) fee, $5.00 Probate fee, and $10.00 mailing fee.
  • March 3 –  delinquent taxes are subject to a 3% interest penalty, plus a $10.00 late (collector) fee, $5.00 Probate fee, and $10.00 mailing fee.
  • March 19 – delinquent taxes are subject to a 3% interest penalty, plus a $10.00 late (collector) fee, $10.00 Probate fee, and $10.00 mailing fee, plus advertising fees for publication in the local newspaper at $0.90 per word.
  • April 1 – delinquent taxes are subject to a 4% interest penalty, plus a $10.00 late (collector) fee, $10.00 Probate fee, and $10.00 mailing fee, plus advertising fees for publication in the local newspaper at $0.90 per word.
  • May 1 – delinquent taxes are subject to a 5% interest penalty, plus a $10.00 late (collector) fee, $10.00 Probate fee, and $10.00 mailing fee, plus advertising fees for publication in the local newspaper at $0.90 per word.
  • May 5 – delinquent taxes are subject to a 5% interest penalty, plus a $15.00 late (collector) fee, $10.00 Probate fee, and $10.00 mailing fee, plus advertising fees for publication in the local newspaper at $0.90 per word.
  • May 5 – LAND TAX SALE.

 

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