Summary: We are extending the due date for January summer tax installment payments. Postmarks on or before Tuesday, February 5 for mailed payments, and payments in the drop box at City Hall before 8 a.m. on Tuesday, February 5 will be accepted as on time.
Detail: The City Charter allows residents who paying their own property taxes to option to pay summer taxes in eight installments. Each installment payment is due on or before the last day of the month between July and February and the City accepts the postmark on the payment as on time. Under normal circumstances, today, January 31 would be the due date.
The post office has not been delivering mail or picking up mail left in mailboxes due to the snow and cold weather this week. Our understanding is that mailboxes will not be emptied until tomorrow (February 1), meaning tax payments placed in mailboxes before the due date will have a postmark that is after the due date. Therefore, as a courtesy to our residents, we will accept summer tax installment payments postmarked on or before February 5th as on time. We will also accept tax payments received in the drop box on or before Tuesday, February 5 at 8 a.m. as on time. This will allow residents a chance to drop off their tax payment when the weather is warmer over the weekend.