Clark County real estate tax bills to be sent this week

Real estate tax bills for Clark County residents will be sent out on Friday, which is a couple of weeks later than usual, the county’s treasurer says.

Michelle Harris, Clark County’s Treasurer, said the delay is partly due to the COVID-19 pandemic and also due to some tax software issue that needed to be resolved with the state.

“The issue has since been resolved,” Harris said.

Tax bills will be due on March 12.

Taxes can be paid a number of ways in the county, either by mail, online, or by dropbox.

The payment drop box is located outside of the A.B. Graham building at 31 N. Limestone St. in Springfield. Payment can be placed in the box 24 hours a day. Envelops are located o the left side of the dropbox.

All payments deposited in the payment drop box by 11:59 p.m. on the payment due date will be accepted without penalty. The treasurer’s office asks that residents do not put cash in the dropbox.

Payments deposited after the due date will be subject to a penalty as required by state law, according to the treasurer’s office website.

The county typically collects around $135 million in real estate tax each year, according to the treasurer’s website.

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