Property Taxes Delinquent April 1

News Release                                               March 22, 2021


Property Taxes Delinquent April 1


Scott Lunsford, Escambia County Tax Collector, reminds everyone that 2020 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 $24.5 million remains unpaid, representing approximately eight 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 31.


Our online services at allow customers to check the status of property taxes, pay online, print a receipt, search records, renew vehicle and vessel registrations and many other services. Current taxes may be paid by eCheck for no additional fee.


Taxpayers are encouraged to contact the tax collector’s office by email or by phone with any questions.