Property taxes are normally due and payable on November 1 of each year, but are assessed as of January 1 of the same year. Discounts for early payment are allowed during November with a discount of 4%, December 3%, January 2%, and February 1%. There is no discount for March payments since the gross tax amount is due in March. Taxes become delinquent on April 1 of the year following the assessment.
Discounts on payments which are mailed to our office are determined by the postmark date on the envelope. The discount for walk-in payments is extended to the next working day when the deadline falls on a weekend or observed holiday.
Florida Statute 197.122 states that all owners of property are charged with the duty of knowing the amount of taxes due and paying them before the delinquency date. This means that failure to receive a tax bill will not relieve anyone from paying taxes or subsequent penalties which occur on April 1 when taxes become delinquent.