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Escambia Co., Fla. taxes due

Escambia County (Fla.) Tax Collector Scott Lunsford said in a release that 2018 unpaid real estate and tangible property taxes become delinquent on April 1.

Lunsford said the penalties of 3 percent for real estate, and 1.5 percent for tangible taxes will be assessed.

More than $24.8 million of taxes remains unpaid, representing approximately 9 percent of the tax roll.

Those who are wanting to avoid the penalty, payment must be made by March 31.

Payment options include by online at midnight CDT on March 31 at escambiataxcollector.com; mailed with a March postmark; left by midnight CDT on March 31 in 24-hour drop box locations; or by phone at 850-438-6500 ext 3252 by close of business on March 29.

Since the deadline falls during the weekend, when all offices are closed, customers can make their payment in person without penalty on current 2018 taxes at any tax collector office on Mon., April 1, according to the release.

Taxpayers are encouraged to visit the virtual office at EscambiaTaxCollector.com to pay online 24 hours a day. The online services allow customers to pay their taxes, search records, print receipts, renew vehicle and vessel registrations and many other services. Customers who decide to visit one of our four convenient offices can join the line online at EscambiaTaxCollector.com and manage their time their way. Citizens select an office location and type of service, receive a message with approximate service time and then continue their regular activities until the service time approaches.

Customers can visit the payment center at EscambiaTaxCollector.com to check the status of property taxes, pay online or print a receipt. Taxpayers are encouraged to contact the tax collector’s office by emailectc@EscambiaTaxCollector.com or by phone with any questions.