Tax notices are out; deadlines announced
St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert reminds business and property owners that 2012 parish ad valorem property tax notices were mailed on Nov. 1.
If you have not received your tax notice, please contact the sheriff’s office tax division. The delinquency date is Dec. 31.
Taxpayers are reminded of these other important dates:
Jan. 1: 1 percent interest accrues on any unpaid taxes.
February 1: Additional 1 percent interest and 10 percent collection fee (taxes and interest) are added.
March /April: Additional 1 percent interest per month accrues and collection fees also increase. Additional costs for certified notices and advertisements begin.
May: Tax title sale is held.
If taxes are escrowed, taxpayers must forward a copy of the tax notice to their mortgage holder.
Payments can be made by mailing a check or money order along with the payment coupon to P.O. Box 610, Patterson, LA 70392.
Payments can also be made from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at either the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s offices on the fourth floor of the St. Mary Parish Courthouse in Franklin or the branch office at 1455 Railroad Ave. in Morgan City.
Questions concerning property tax assessments should be directed to the St. Mary Parish Assessor’s Office.