All 2011 property tax bills were due on Thursday, Jan. 5. That was the last day for property owners to pay taxes without interest. Any payments not postmarked by that date started generating interest on Friday, Jan. 6, at a rate of 2 percent for the first month and .75 percent for each month after.
County officials want people to know there are several ways to pay property taxes:
In person: Pay at the tax collector’s office located on the first floor of the Union County Government Center between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
By mail: Mail a check using the return envelope in the tax bill or mail to PO Box 38, Monroe, NC 28111.
By drop box: The drop box is located on Crowell Street behind the old tax collection office.
By phone: 1-800-2pay-tax or 1-800-272-9829
Convenience fees will apply to payments made by credit or debit card.