Understanding Your Tax Bill
Navigating your tax statement
We’ve made changes to our tax statements to make them more user-friendly. This overview will help you navigate your new statement.
Please note that any reprinted tax statements from our office will retain the old format. This is due to a computer program which will be updated by 2020.
- Property information:
- owner name(s)
- escrow (if you have no escrow account, this will read "NONE")
- property type
- property address
- abbreviated legal description
- tax area
- the amount of tax paid the previous year (this amount does not include interest or penalty paid)
- Your property value information, including a comparison with the previous year's value
- Tax and assessment distribution: your taxing districts and the dollar amount going to each district
- Past due tax information: if you have no payments past due, this will show $0.00
- Bill summary: this shows the past due amount (if applicable) and the total due
The payment coupon at the bottom of your statement details the amount due for your account, along with the due date for your payment. As always, our office will accept payments earlier than the due date and you can pay the full year before April 30.
The back of your payment coupon includes information about payment options and the address update form if you need to make an update.
The back of your tax statement shows a comparison of tax history so you can see the differences between the current and prior tax year.
There is also information about senior citizens and disabled persons exemption, interest and penalties, foreclosure, and distraint.
If you have any questions about the new statement layout, please contact our office!