Mahoning County property owners should have received their second-half real estate tax bills in the mail, Treasurer Daniel R. Yemma reports. The deadline to pay without penalty is Aug. 8.
Property owners who do not receive statements by July 18 should call the Treasurer's Office at 330-740-2460 to confirm payment amounts or request copies of bills, Yemma explains.
The Mahoning County Real Estate tax bills have a new look that is designed to be more efficient and user-friendly. The real estate bills have new features and information that will assist taxpayers in reading and understanding the real estate tax bill.
In an effort to increase efficiency and reduce cost, Yemma issued a challenge to all Mahoning County property owners to take advantage of technology by paying their taxes online.
In order to increase the number of transactions online, the $0.61 convenience fee normally charged will be waived on all electronic check payments made during tax collection period -- July 14-Aug. 15.
The office is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday for taxpayers who prefer to pay in person.
Payments also may be mailed to the Mahoning County Treasurer's Office, 120 Market St., Youngstown, OH 44503. Any payment that is postmarked on / or before Aug. 8 will be recorded as on time.
Payments also can be made at the following financial institutions: Seven Seventeen Credit Union, Farmers National Bank and Cortland Bank.
Paperless tax bills are now available, so taxpayers who want to be part of the ''green movement'' can take advantage of this free service by viewing the website treasurer.mahoningcountyoh.gov. Click the attachment ''authorization form'' and then simply fill it out and return to the Treasurer's Office.
Approximately $115 million has been charged to the county tax duplicate. The money is dispersed to beneficiaries of each taxing district in the county.
On average, two-thirds of real estate taxes are returned to local school districts. The remaining funds are shared by countywide voted levies for parks, libraries, children's services and more, Yemma explained.