Budget Payment Program
In challenging economic times, it can be difficult for many taxpayers to budget for a large semi-annual tax bill. That's why we're making it easier for you to plan ahead by offering the Budget Payment Program.
The Budget Payment Program is a free service that allows you to make monthly prepayments on your semi-annual tax bill. It is an easy way to set aside money on a monthly basis for the payment of your next real estate tax bill. The money that you pay will be held in an escrow account in your name and will automatically be applied to your semi-annual real estate tax bill when it is due.
Payments can be made by personal check, certified check, money order, cash, credit card, or direct debit.
By choosing the added convenience of a monthly direct debit from your checking or saving account, you can receive an interest credit towards future taxes.
- The interest earned on your escrow account is paid at the same rate of return as the Treasurer's investment portfolio.
- We calculate the interest on all of your monthly payments from your first direct debit until the tax due date.
- The interest is credited to your escrow account, which goes toward your taxes for the next billing cycle.
To begin making monthly payments, simply print out, complete, and return the Budget Payment Authorization Form in the Forms section.
Eliminate the worry of penalties, Sign up for this free, safe, and convenient program today!