Real estate tax bills due Friday

Real estate tax statements for the first half of 2012 were mailed on Jan. 15 from the office of Dorothy K. Peppel, Washington County treasurer. Those include statements for mobile home and manufactured homes. The first half plus delinquencies, if any, are due no later than Friday. Payments can be made at the county treasurer’s office on the second floor of the courthouse or they may be mailed. Payments must be in the office or officially postmarked from a post office by Friday. Anyone who has not received a tax bill should notify the treasurer’s office. In compliance with state laws even though a property owner does not receive a statement, a penalty will be charged if taxes are not paid by the due date.

The county treasurer’s office is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m Monday through Friday and the office phone number is 373-6623, Ext. 256, 224 and 225.