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2015 Tax Roll Open for Collection Nov. 1

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

COLLECTION OF 2015 TAXES
BEGINS NOVEMBER 1

 Released: October 27, 2015

Janet Holley, Escambia County Tax Collector, announces that collection of the 2015 real estate and tangible personal property taxes will begin November 1.  This year’s rolls include 176,000 accounts totaling $258 million.  Bills will be delivered to the post office on October 30 for mailing.  The 4% discount for early payment is good through November 30, 2015.

Other discount periods are as follows: December 3%; January 2%; February 1%; and the gross amount is due in March 2016.  Taxes become delinquent April 1 and are assessed a 3% penalty.  When mailed, discounts are determined by postmark of payment.  When a discount period ends on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, the discount period will be extended to the next business day for walk‑in customers only.

Tax revenue is generated for the various taxing authorities and is approximated as follows: District School Board, $117 million; Escambia County Board of County Commissioners, $112 million; City of Pensacola, $16 million; Sheriff MSTU, $7.1 million; Library MSTU, $5.3 million; Northwest Florida Water Management, $572,000; Downtown Improvement Board, $375,800; and Town of Century, $29,700.  Additionally, MSBU collections totaling $17 million include: County fire protection, $13.2 million; City Stormwater, $2.7 million; and various other MSBUs, $1.1 million.

You may check the status of your taxes and pay on the website at www.EscambiaTaxCollector.com.  While paying online may be the most convenient, other options are available, such as payment by mail, by phone, or in person.  If you do not receive your tax bill by November 10, please call the tax collector’s office at 438‑6500, ext. 3252.  The offices will be closed November 11, 26, and 27 for holidays.

OFFICE HOURS AND LOCATIONS

Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

After hours drop boxes available at all locations.

 

Downtown
213 Palafox Place
Drive Thru Available
(north of Government Street)

Marcus Pointe
6451 North W Street
Drive Thru Available
(south of Marcus Pointe Blvd.)

Molino
6440 Hwy. 95-A North, Ste. A
Drive Thru Available
(in the Molino Community Complex)

Warrington
4051 Barrancas Avenue, Suite A
(at Live Oak Avenue in the
Warrington Shopping Center)

Published on: November 10, 2015