Today is the deadline to pay your Alexander County and Town of Taylorsville 2018 Property Tax Bill. Normally,Town and County property taxes are due on January 5th. With the 5th falling on a Saturday this year, the deadline is now Monday, January 7th at 5pm.
After January 7th all past due accounts are assessed an interest of 2% for the month of January and an additional 3/4% each month thereafter until the bill is paid in full.
During the month of April all unpaid real estate taxes will be advertised in the newspaper and an advertising fee is added to the unpaid bill. Enforced collections may begin when bills first become delinquent. Legal remedies of collection may include garnishment of wages or rents, attachment of bank accounts and foreclosure.
Ownership of real property is established on January 1 of the tax year. Transfer of ownership during the year does not relieve the seller of tax liability. Taxes are ordinarily prorated at the time of transfer of ownership. This is a private contract between the buyer and sell: the seller will receive any bills issued for the year of transfer and is responsible to see that the appropriate party pays the tax bill. If you have questions concerning how your taxes were prorated, contact your realtor or closing attorney. If you wish to insure that you have no tax liability, you may request that a payment be made to the tax office at the time of closing. If current year taxes are not yet due, we will accept prepayments based on the previous year’s rate.
Motor vehicle bills are due on the first day of the fourth month following the date you renewed your tag or buy a new tag. You have 30 days to pay the bill before interest will be added. If the bill is not paid by the fourth month after it becomes due, a block is placed on the registration and you will not receive renewal information from DMV. Once your registration has been blocked you will not be able to renew the tag until the tax bill is paid.