Property Taxes Delinquent April 1

Scott Lunsford, Escambia County Tax Collector, reminds everyone that 2017 unpaid real estate and tangible property taxes become delinquent April 1. Penalties of three percent for real estate taxes and one and one-half percent for tangible taxes will be assessed. Over $23 million remains unpaid, representing approximately nine   percent of the tax roll. To avoid the penalty, payment must be made by March 31.

Many payment options are available:

  • online by midnight CDT, March 31 at;
  • mailed with a March postmark;
  • left by midnight CDT, March 31 in a 24-hour drop box available at all locations; or
  • by phone at (850) 438-6500, ext. 3252 by close of business March 29.

Since the deadline falls during the weekend when all offices are closed, customers can make their payment in person without penalty at any tax collector office on Monday, April 2.

Customers can join the line from anywhere online at or download the QLess app (available on iTunes and Google Play) and manage their time their way. Once you select an office location and type of service, you will receive a message with your approximate service time. You may continue your regular activities until your service time approaches. You will receive status updates, be able to request additional time, if necessary, or cancel your visit if unable to make it. This system empowers customers to better manage their time.

To check the status of your taxes or to pay online, visit our website at Taxpayers are encouraged to contact the tax collector’s office by email at or by phone at (850) 438-6500, ext. 3252 with any questions.