County treasurer issues reminder on taxes

Real estate tax abatements for the last half of 2012 were mailed on June 21 from the office of Washington County Treasurer Dorothy Peppel. The last half tax plus delinquencies, if any, are due no later than Aug. 2.

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 Aug. 2. Anyone who owns property and has not received a tax bill should contact the treasurer’s office.

Even if a property owner does not receive a statement, a penalty will be charged if the taxes are not paid by the due date. Notices for mobile and manufactured home taxes were mailed June 25 and are also due Aug. 2.

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