Athens-Clarke County Real Estate & Personal Property 2018 Tax Bills Due Oct. 20
A recent announcement from Athens-Clarke County will help keep local business and property owners from having to pay costly fees this October. In August, the county announced it will mail out all 2018 tax bills for real estate and personal property to constituents throughout the month, and these bills are due back to the county on or before October 20, 2018.
Business and property owners who do not pay their bills in full by this date will start to see their balance accruing interest. For the first 120 days, there will be a 5 percent fee of the unpaid balance added each month. After this time, the late fee will jump to 20 percent of the unpaid balance for each additional month.
Athens-Clarke County officials encourage business and property owners to contact the Tax Commissioner’s office if they have not received a bill because of a change of address or any other potential reason. Failure to pay taxes by October 20, 2018 will result in added fees regardless of the circumstances.
Additionally, anyone who bought or sold a property in Athens-Clarke County on or after January 1, 2018 should contact the Tax Commissioner’s office. New business or property owners should call for instructions on how to assume the responsibility of paying taxes, while former property owners should call so that they do not appear to be delinquent.
The Tax Commissioner’s office is located in the Athens-Clarke County Courthouse at 325 East Washington Street, Room 250, and office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information, call the Tax Commissioner’s office at 706-613-3120 or visit www.accgov.com/tc.