Deadline nears for paying 2015 property taxes

Published 3:00 am Tuesday, December 22, 2015

For those who haven’t put a jingle in the Pike County Tax Assessor’s coffer yet, time is running out to pay those property taxes without a penalty.

Pike County Revenue Commissioner Curtis Blair said the deadline for paying the 2015 property taxes is December 31. The Pike County Courthouse is open today but will be closed December 23, 24 and 25.

“Then, we’ll be open all next week with exception of New Year’s Day.The office is open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. so people still have several days to pay their taxes at the courthouse,” Blair said.

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“And, for those in the southern part of the county, the satellite office in Brundidge will be open today and next Tuesday, December 29, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. This office is a service that is offered for the convenience of people in that area of the county. However, people can still come to the courthouse to pay their taxes if they want to do that.”

The Brundidge satellite office is located on South Main Street in the former doctor’s building next to Pike County High School. Parking is conveniently located in front of the building.

Blair said the satellite office opened about five years ago and property taxes may be paid there on Tuesdays from October 1 until the end of December.

“The office in Brundidge keeps people in the lower part of the county from having to come to the courthouse in Troy to pay their taxes,” he said. “It’s good to have this presence in Brundidge.”

Blair said there is a penalty fee for those who pay their taxes after December 31.

“The penalty fee is $5 plus one percent per month until the taxes are paid,” he said. “The people of Pike County are good people and they are good about paying their taxes. We don’t have a lot of late taxes and we really appreciate that. We like to wind things down as soon as possible and, when people pay on time, we can get our work done in a timely manner.”