Another new year has begun

Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man. — Benjamin Franklin

Every year,  ad valorem taxes for all properties are due October 1 and payable through December 31.  This means unpaid property taxes are considered delinquent on January 1, and penalties and interest accrue beginnig on New Year’s Day. 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 2016 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 29 –  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 30 – 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 1 –  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 17 – 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.
  • April 30 – 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 3 – 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 3 – LAND TAX SALE.

 

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