Bradley County Trustee Mike Smith has announced the enrollment periods for the 12-month payment program for property taxes. The program for the 2013 property taxes will have the first payment due on March 15, 2013.
Enrollment for the monthly payment program is currently open through Dec. 14, 2012. An additional enrollment period will be from Jan. 2, 2013 through Feb. 8, 2013.
There will be three methods of payment for this installment program: automatic withdrawal from a valid checking account, mailed payments and payments made at the Trustee’s Office. The first payment will not be due until March 15, 2013. The decision on the amount to be paid each month is the sole responsibility of the taxpayer. Other requirements of the program will be fully explained during the enrollment process. For those wishing to have the payment drawn from a valid checking account, a voided check will be required when you sign up.
“The 12 month payment plan has become an extremely popular program that assists Bradley County property owners in the payment of their property taxes. The number of parcels included in this plan the first year exceeded expectations, and we are confident that number will increase,” Smith said.
Bradley County had 408 parcels on the 12 month program in 2012, the second year the program was offered.
The Trustee’s Office also has a partial payment program for current and delinquent real and personal taxes. This program allows partial payments through Feb. 28, 2013.
For additional information you can reach the Trustee’s Office at 728-7247. The Trustee’s Office is located at the Bradley County Courthouse.