County Announces Convenient Way to Pay Property Taxes

  
- Parking lot kiosk offers "drive-through" service on select dates - first is November 29 -
  
DATE: November 20, 2012 
MEDIA CONTACT: Claudio Manicone, Broward County
Records, Taxes and Treasury Division

PHONE: 954-357-8638
EMAIL:
cmanicone@broward.org

Residents can save time, avoid long lines and reduce parking congestion traditionally associated with making property tax payments by using Broward County’s drive-through kiosk, open on four different dates this tax payment season: November 29 and November 30, 2012, and March 29 and April 1, 2013.

On those dates, a drive-through kiosk will be located in the parking lot of the Governmental Center Annex building, 115 S. Andrews Ave., accepting payments from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. To access the kiosk, customers should enter the parking lot from the Brickell Avenue (west) side of the Governmental Center and follow the signs.

“This is our second year offering this service,” said Tom Kennedy, director of Broward County Records, Taxes and Treasury Division. “Each year, as the tax payment deadline approaches, large numbers of walk-in customers create parking congestion and long lines at the payment windows. The kiosk offers a convenient, time-saving way for residents to pay, without having to get out of their car.”

Broward County staff wearing Broward County shirts and badges will be on hand to collect payments. In order for tax payments to be accepted at the kiosk, they must be:

• Current (2012 taxes only)
• Payment in full (no partial payments)
• Properly filled out check (no cash)
• Accompanied by original tax bill stub (which will be stamped “Received” by the collection agent)

Payments will be processed on the day received. Residents can also go online to verify that the payment has been posted, and obtain a printed copy of their receipt by visiting
broward.county-taxes.com. Enter a search for Property Tax name, address or account number, and follow the prompts for a payment verification and receipt.

Broward County Records, Taxes and Treasury Division will continue to accept property tax payments at their offices in the Governmental Center Annex, 115 S. Andrews Ave., Suite A100, Fort Lauderdale, through April 1, 2013. Payments can also be made online and at any Broward County branch of Wells Fargo through March 31, 2013.

Property taxes must be paid no later than April 1, 2013, to pay without penalty and avoid delinquency. A 4 percent discount applies to taxes paid in November; a 3 percent discount applies in December; a 2 percent discount in January and a 1 percent discount in February. Tax payments received after April 1, 2013, are delinquent and subject to penalties.

For more information, visit broward.county-taxes.com. For more information regarding your tax bill, visit
broward.org/recordstaxestreasury or call 954-831-4000.
 
 
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