Mueck: County tax bills have been mailed out
The Milam County Tax Office has announced that all 2019 Tax Bills have been mailed.
If you do not receive your bill by the end of October 2019, please contact the Milam County Tax Office.
Taxes are due upon receipt and become delinquent on Feb. 1; which means you have until Jan. 31 to pay your taxes without penalty and interest. You may pay in full on or before Jan. 31.
Milam County offers the split payment option. The first payment of taxes are due on or before Nov. 30 and second payment is due on or before June 30.
If you qualify for the Over 65/or disability exemption, you may choose to pay your taxes in four equal installments (quarter payments) with payments due on or before the last day of January, March, May and July. If you choose this quarter payment options you must give notice by checking the payment option on your tax stub or send a note in writing along with your first payment.
Milam County Tax Office will send out reminder notice for the second half of split payment, but does not send reminders for the quarter payment option.
Since Nov. 30 falls on a weekend, the Milam County Tax Office Cameron location will accept walk in payments on Dec. 2 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.; the Rockdale substation on that day will accept walk in payments from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
If you are mailing in your split payment, we accept a US Postmark of Nov. 30, 2019, not postage meter mark; if you are concerned with postmark date, we suggest that you take your payment into a U S Post Office and request a postmark. The Cameron location has a locked drop box at the front door. If you are placing your split payment in drop box, payments needs to be in box by close of business (6 p.m.) Dec. 2. This drop box has two cameras that will show date and time stamp as to when payment was placed in box.
The Cameron Office will also offer extended hours on Dec. 31 and Jan. 31 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Please note that the Rockdale Substation will not be offering extended hours on these dates.
Milam County Tax Office accepts cash, checks, money orders, cashier’s check, and debit or credit cards. Please note that if you pay with debit/credit card that the credit card processing company will charge a courtesy fee of 2.35 percent with a $1 minimum. This courtesy fee goes directly to credit card processing company and Milam County does not receive any of the courtesy fees.
You may contact the Milam County Tax Office at (254) 697-7017.
Check out our Facebook page – Milam County Tax Office or county website - milamcounty.net for hours and location addresses.