Real estate tax bills mailed


SIDNEY — Shelby County Treasurer John E. Coffield has announced that second half real estate tax bills were mailed June 10, 2019.

The due date for payment of these bills will be July 20, 2019. However, since July 20 falls on a Saturday, any payment made by 4:30 on Monday, July 22, 2019, will not receive a penalty.

Checks or money orders, made payable to John E. Coffield Shelby County Treasurer, can be sent via mail or by using the drop box available at the front of the Shelby County Annex building. These methods of payment, along with cash or credit cards, will also be accepted in person at the Treasurer’s office. The taxpayer is responsible for the credit/debit card convenience fee of 2.25 percent, a reduction from the old rate of 2.40 percent. If using your bank’s online bill-pay, use the 12-digit parcel number as the account number.

“I am also very pleased to announce that you may now pay your taxes online by visiting our website. Just go to www.shelbycountytreasurer.com and click on the ‘Click to Pay Now’ button. This will direct you to our third party vendor GovPayNet. Then just follow the instructions,” Coffield said.

Property owners can use any major credit or debit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express). Thet can also pay by eCheck and the fee is only $1.25.

C“We are always looking to keep up with technology and making it more convenient for taxpayers to pay their bill,” said Coffield.

Any payment the office receives with a July 22 postmark or before will not receive a penalty.

“If you have a change of mailing address or do not receive a bill, please contact our office,” said Coffield. “Failure to receive a bill does not excuse you from paying the taxes due nor relieve you of the mandatory penalty and/or interest.”

The Treasurer’s Office offers pre-payment of future taxes and we can debit your checking account for payments, whether they are bi-annually or monthly. An agreement will need to be signed.

For taxpayers 65 and older, or permanently disabled, there is a homestead reduction. This also applies to some military. Please contact the Shelby County Auditor’s Office with any questions. One can also apply for the owner occupied credit at the Auditor’s Office.

Active military personnel are allowed an extension of time for payment of real estate and manufactured home tax according to House Bill #390. This application is in the Treasurer’s office.

Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to noon on Friday. The offices will be open until 4:30 on Friday, July 19. The office is located on the third floor of the Shelby County Annex at 129 E. Court St., Sidney, Ohio.

Anyone with questions may call 937-498-7281 or visit the website at www.shelbycountytreasurer.com.