Scott Lunsford, Escambia County Tax Collector, encourages taxpayers to take advantage of the Tax Payment Installment Plan and pay next year’s tangible or property tax quarterly.
By utilizing this plan, taxpayers may elect to prepay their next year’s taxes by making four quarterly payments instead of one lump sum payment. Each quarterly bill will receive a different discount for early payment as prescribed by Florida Statutes. The quarterly payments are due by the last day of June, September, December and March. The installment payment plan application deadline for 2018 property taxes is April 30, 2018.
To be eligible for the plan, the taxpayer’s prior year taxes must exceed $100, and the taxpayer may not have an escrow account. Property owners can download an application here and mail it in or pick up a printed application at any office location. The online application process will be available January 2, 2018.
Lunsford said, “The installment program not only helps ease the financial burden on taxpayers by allowing them to spread out the payments, it also provides a discount for making payments on time.”
Find more information on the installment plan here.
We also offer a more convenient way to wait in line for walk-in services. Customers who do not have an appointment still can save time by downloading the QLess app (available for free at the Apple App Store and Google Play) or by texting an office location to join a line immediately. With this system, customers can check in from anywhere. Customers will receive status updates and be able to request additional time, if necessary.
Text the office location to (850) 344-1875 (after 8:30 a.m.):
- ectc downtown
- ectc marcus pointe
- ectc molino
- ectc warrrington
To check the status of your taxes or to pay online, visit our website at EscambiaTaxCollector.com. Taxpayers are encouraged to contact the tax collector’s office by email ectc@EscambiaTaxCollector.com or by phone at (850) 438-6500, ext. 3252 with any questions.