When are property taxes due or considered late?
The first installment of regular secured property taxes becomes officially due and payable starting on November 1 and becomes delinquent after December 10*; the second installment of taxes becomes officially due and payable on February 1 and becomes delinquent after April 10*. Payments made by U.S. mail and postmarked on or before the delinquent date are considered paid on time; private/office postage meters are not acceptable as proof of timely payment. Foreign mail, regardless of the postmark, must be received no later than December 10* and April 10* respectively. Of course, you are welcome to pay both installments at the first deadline should you wish to do so. Many homeowners choose to do this for income tax reporting purposes and/or for convenience. Online payments and automated phone payments completed by 11:59 on the deadline dates are considered paid on time, provided the payments are approved and paid in full. Partial payments are not permitted. The first installment must be paid in full (including any delinquent fees, if applicable) before the second installment can be paid.
(*If December 10 or April 10 falls on a weekend or legal holiday, the deadline extends to the next business day.)