Real estate tax bills being mailed

Staff report

SIDNEY — Shelby County Treasurer Linda Meininger has announced the second half real estate tax bills will be mailed June 10, 2016. The final date for payment of these bills will be July 20, 2016.

“There is a locked drop box available at the front of the building,” said Meininger. “Payment may be made by check, money order, cash or online bill-pay to Linda Meininger, Shelby County Treasurer. Please use your 12 digit parcel number as your account number. Any payment we receive with July 20 postmark or before will not receive a penalty.”

The treasurer’s office accepts credit cards: Visa, MasterCard and Discover. The taxpayer is responsible for the convenience fee of 2.95 percent.

“If you have a change of mailing address or do not receive a bill, please contact our office. Failure to receive a bill does not excuse you from paying nor relieve you of the mandatory penalty and/or interest,” she said. “We have pre-pay available and we can debit checking or savings accounts 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. Contact the Shelby County Auditor’s Office with any questions. The owner occupied credit is applied for in the Auditor’s Office also.

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.

The 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 office is located on the third floor of the Shelby County Annex at 129 E. Court St., Sidney, Ohio.

Anyone with question may call 937-498-7281 or visit the website at to view a bill online.

Staff report