Many residents took advantage of the office being open even while other county offices remained closed on Friday and Saturday morning.
Employee Victor Walker said the past week had been extremely busy.
Bo Johnson, a local resident, said it was his first time making a tax payment on the last day of the year. He said his wife usually takes care of it.
While Johnson may have expected a line, there wasn’t one when he arrived mid-morning to make his payment.
Property tax payments are not officially due until February, but many residents chose to make payments near the end of the year to be able to claim the tax in their 2011 return. Any payments postmarked by Dec. 31 will also be counted for this year, according to County Trustee Mike Smith.
Enrollment for the 12-month payment program for future property taxes begins Jan. 2. The Trustee’s Office is located in the Bradley County Courthouse. The office can be contacted at 728-7247.
While city offices were not open on Saturday to accept property tax payments, Mike Keith, director of finance and city clerk, said payments placed in the drop box or postmarked by Dec. 31 would be counted as a 2011 payment.
County offices will be closed again Monday in celebration of the New Year. All county offices will return to normal operating hours on Tuesday.