Understanding Your Tax Bill
Real Estate Taxes:
There are two major factors that influence the amount of real estate taxes you pay – the value of your property, as determined by the Putnam County Auditor and tax levies, most of which are approved by the voters.
Are you on a fixed income and would like to pay for your taxes on a monthly basis? We offer a pre-payment plan. Your annual payment can be divided out by 12 monthly payments. One way is remittance coupons are given to you and you pay as you like. Second option is by ACH (Automatic Clearing House). On the 15th of the month, with your authorization, we can deduct from your checking or savings account your monthly payment. You can download this form here: Debt Authorization PDF. You can Email the treasurer and coupons will be sent to you. All payments can be made by cash, check, money order or cashier’s check.
Taxes may be paid by credit card at: GOV PAY (click here) . Credit card payments will also be accepted at the counter or over the phone at the Putnam County Treasurer’s Office. Gov- Pay charges a 2.65% ($3.00 minimum) convenience fee on each transaction. This fee is NOT charged by Putnam County nor is any part of the fee retained by the county.