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November 20, 2012

It’s property tax time again

NORMAN — Cleveland County Treasurer Jim Reynolds said property tax statements will be in the mail next week and property owners should receive them around Dec. 1.

The taxes are due by Dec. 31.

“I’ve got to give credit to my staff,” Reynolds said. “We just got the file Friday afternoon. They worked late Friday and came in on Saturday and got it done.”

People can divide the payment into two parts but must pay no less than half of the tax amount due no later than Dec. 31 in order to avoid being delinquent.

“If they’re attempting to make half payments, they must make sure, to the penny, that it’s at least half. That’s state law,” Reynolds said.

“If their total is an odd amount like 35 cents, they need to round it up to the higher penny,” Chief Deputy Mona Nelson said. “Our software system won’t even accept it at the lower amount.”

Nelson suggested rounding the amount up to the next dollar. For those who pay half by Dec. 31, the second half will be due March 31.

Reynolds said anyone who purchased property after Oct. 1 will not receive a statement but will still have to pay the taxes and should be aware of that. In many cases, the mortgage company will pay the bill and has been collecting that money along with the monthly mortgage payment.

People who paid cash or who are being financed by a privately held note still will be responsible for paying the taxes.

Paying the tax bill has never been easier. People can pay in person, mail in a check or pay online. Reynolds recommends mailing in a check, but any payment method is allowed.

“They can pay online with a credit card,” he said. “There’s a fee charged from the processing company of 2.5 percent. It’s not our fee.”

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