Tax bills in the mail

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Residents in Pecos County should see a tax statement hitting their mailbox shortly as they were mailed out mid October.

Taxes are due Jan. 31, with some exceptions to the rules.

There is an over 65-years-old homestead payment that allows those who are old enough and meet the qualifications to pay in quarter installments.

They would pay ¼ of base taxes before Feb. 1 and the others before April 1, June 1 and Aug. 1 without penalty or interest.

Those who need to know if they qualify are asked to call the tax office at (432) 336-3386 or visit 200 S. Nelson St.

People can pay in partial payments but any amount left after Feb. 1 is subject to penalty and interest.

If someone wants to pay half of their tax bill before Dec. 1, they can pay the other half before July 1 without penalty or interest.

“It has to be the exact half,” said Chief Deputy, Ynette Falcon.

Payments made by mail must be postmarked for the month which the payment is due.

Property taxes are assessed as of Jan. 1 each year.

Any change of ownership during the year would have no effect on the tax liability established on Jan. 1.

If you owned the property on Jan. 1 you are responsible for the taxes.

All returned checks are subject to a $30 fee.

For more information call (432) 336-3386 or visit 200 S. Nelson St.

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