Scott Lunsford, Escambia County Tax Collector, reminds taxpayers that the deadline to enroll in the 2019 Property Tax Payment Installment Plan is approaching quickly. Customers may make application for 2019 property taxes in person until 4:30 p.m., CDT, April 30, 2019 and online until 11:59 p.m., CDT, April 30, 2019.
By utilizing this plan, taxpayers make four quarterly payments instead of one. For example, if a tax bill was $1,000, quarterly payments, due by the last day of each quarter, could be:
June (first quarter) – $235.00
September (second quarter) – $238.75
December (third quarter) – $242.50
March (fourth quarter) – $250.00
Online enrollment is easy. Property owners can visit EscambiaTaxCollector.com and access the “Apply for 2019 Installment Plan” button on the homepage.
“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,” Lunsford said. “We currently have 4,741 property owners on the installment plan program.”
For more information on the installment plan and other tax collector programs, visit EscambiaTaxCollector.com.
Taxpayers are encouraged to visit EscambiaTaxCollector.com to pay online 24 hours a day. The payment center allows customers to pay taxes, search records, print receipts, renew vehicle and vessel registrations and many other services. Customers who decide to visit one of the four convenient offices can join the line online at EscambiaTaxCollector.com and manage their time their way. Citizens select an office location and type of service, receive a message with approximate service time and then continue regular activities until the service time approaches.