The Bartholomew County Treasurer’s Office is reminding county residents that the spring installment of their 2016 property tax bills are due by May 10.
County Treasurer Pia O’Connor says that payments can be mailed to her office, at PO Box 1986, Columbus, IN 47202. They must be postmarked by the due date. You can also make your payment at any Centra Credit Union, First Financial Bank, Jackson County Bank or MainSource Bank location. O’Connor says that you will need to have your tax statement if you wish to use this option. Taxpayers can also pay their bill via the 24-hour drop box on the Third Street side of the Government Office Building, at 440 Third Street. You may also pay your bill, in person, at the Treasurer’s Office. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., though the office will be closed Tuesday, May 3 for the primary election. O’Connor says that another option is to pay your bill with a credit card. However, she says that credit card companies will assess a fee.
O’Connor says that a five-percent penalty will apply to any payments up to 30 days late. After June 10, she explains that the penalty goes up to 10-percent.
For more information, visit www.bartholomew.in.gov or call the Treasurer’s Office at (812) 379-1530.