Cleveland City Clerk Mike Keith said the city mailed tax bills Monday.
Smith said property owners should contact his office in the Bradley County Courthouse if notices are not received by the end of October.
He said a change in the law allows delinquent taxpayers to make partial payments as long as their cases are still in the Trustee’s Office and have not migrated to the clerk and master.
He said about 200 people have their taxes automatically deducted. The county offers 12-month payment and quarterly payment plans. The city requires payment in full.
Taxes can be paid at any time between October and the end of February 2012.
Keith said the city collected $15.421 million of 2010 taxes owed, which means a 92.6 percent of the 19,199 notices were paid. With prior taxes that were paid, the city collected $16.813 million in taxes.
The county collected $38.150 million of $40.092 million on 49,226 county parcels for a collection rate of 95 percent.
Smith said the flexible payment plans have cut down on the number of delinquencies in tough economic times and for elderly residents on fixed incomes.