MOUNT VERNON — Knox County property owners anxious to see if their property taxes have fluctuated since a re-evaluation last year will find the answer in their mailbox in the next 10 to 14 days, when the 2008 property tax statements arrive.
According to Knox County Treasurer Sandy Mizer, data is being processed and as soon as the statements return from the printer, they will be distributed by regular mail.
The first half of the 2008 taxes will be due Friday, Feb. 13.
“We are required to get them to the property owner 20 days before the closing date,” Mizer said. “We think we will have plenty of time to meet that requirement.”
Many citizens are concerned with the amount their taxes will increase and how they will pay for it. When asked if there was a process to apply for an extension, Mizer said, “There is an automatic penalty for payments received after the due date. That is set by the state of Ohio — not Knox County or Sandy Mizer.”
Payment received in the first 10 days after the due date are penalized 5 percent of the tax due. Payments after 10 days are subject to a 10 percent penalty.
Mizer said the second half of 2008’s property taxes will be due June 20.
Property tax information is available on the Knox County Auditor’s Web site at www.knoxcountyauditor.org by conducting a property search.