Understanding your tax bill

2020 Real Estate Tax Due Dates:

February 12th, 2021
July 16th, 2021

2021 MANUFACTURED HOME Tax Due Dates:

March 1st, 2021

July 31st, 2021

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.

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Payment Options:

MONTHLY PRE PAYMENT PLAN

This Tax Installment Prepay Plan divides the Annual Real Estate Taxes in 12 payments. Each taxpayer makes five (5) installments per half and then the final bill shows the Half Tax less all prepayments and the balance due. There is no penalty if one of the payments is late or missed as long as the total Half Tax is paid in full prior to the due date for that half.

                ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible for this Tax Installment Prepayment Plan a taxpayer needs to have their taxes current. (NO DELINQUENCIES)

                PAYMENT METHOD

Taxpayers receive a coupon book with ten (10) coupons, enough for the entire year. Alternative pay methods are available. A taxpayer may use one of the following methods to pay:

* Pay by mail.

* Pay In Person.

* Place in drop box. (Located on east side of courthouse in the alley off Hickory St.)

* Utilize ACH program where payment is automatically debited from your checking or savings account on the 15th of each month.

LINK TO MONTHLY ACH Form (Printable Form)

SEMI-ANNUAL ACH PAYMENT PLAN

Through our Semi-Annual ACH Payment Plan you are able to pay the first and second half taxes due by having your payments automatically withdrawn from a checking or savings account.

            ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible for this Semi-Annual ACH Payment Plan a taxpayer needs to have their taxes current. (NO DELINQUENCIES)

            PAYMENT METHOD

Payments will be automatically withdrawn from a checking or savings account twice a year in February for first half taxes due and in July for second half taxes due. Real estate bills will still be sent to show total deductions.

LINK TO SEMI-ANNUAL ACH Form (Printable Form)

Taxes may be paid by credit card at: GOV PAY (click here) .  Credit card payments will 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.

WHAT TO DO IF YOUR ACCOUNT IS DELINQUENT:

Payment plans are available. Please contact The Treasurer’s Office at (419) 523-6588, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.