Property taxes due on December 31Published 11:00pm Wednesday, December 18, 2013
With the end of the year just around the corner, the Pike County Revenue Commissioner’s Office would like to remind residents to pay property taxes by Dec. 31.
Pike County Revenue Commissioner Curtis Blair said it’s important to pay property taxes on time. “Property taxes become delinquent on Dec. 31,” Blair said. “When a tax becomes delinquent, you have to pay an extra penalty. Our collections have been normal this year. A good number of people have been in already to pay their taxes. We just want to make sure everyone remembers.”
Blair said people have a number of ways to pay the tax. “People can come by the courthouse to pay the tax,” Blair said. “Some people send the payment by mail or online. We’re open for the rest of this week, but we’re closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas. We’ll be open for the rest of Christmas week. Our office in Brundidge will be open on Dec. 31 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.”
Property taxes are used to benefit a number of institutions in the county. “We collect for eight different agencies,” Blair said. “We collect for the cities of Troy, Brundidge and Goshen, the Pike County General Fund, the Pike County Road and Bridge Fund, both school systems in the county, and the State of Alabama General Fund. The taxes really help to keep everything in the county up and running.”
Blair also said that Alabama had some of the lowest property taxes in the nation.
Residents who need to pay property taxes can pay online at www.pikerevenue.com, pay in person at the courthouse or send in a check by mail.