Archive for Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Tax statements in the mail

November 22, 2006

The Douglas County Treasurer's office mailed 47,700 tax bills, or tax statements, to mortgage companies and real estate owners with no escrow on Monday. Tax statements for public utilities, personal property and heavy trucks will also be mailed. The first half payment is due Dec. 20. Second half payments are due May 10, 2007.

Douglas County is one of 62 counties partnering with the state of Kansas to offer online payment. By accessing the county's Web site,, taxpayers may pay taxes from the convenience of their home 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Douglas County taxpayers can use a regular checking account for a $1 fee, or use a credit card. Transaction fees for credit cards are listed on the Web site. The online system is maintained on a secure server and uses the latest encryption technology to ensure privacy, security and data integrity.

For those not using the online service, payments can be mailed to the county treasurer in a return envelope, paid in person at any of the three treasurer's office locations printed on the tax statement, or left in drop-boxes at the courthouse or 27th Street satellite offices.

Tax Information Sheets comparing 2005 and 2006 assessments will be mailed Monday to all Douglas County real estate owners of record. This mailing is for informational purposes only. It is not a bill.

The county makes every effort to assure that address and ownership information is accurate and up to date. The address may not be correct if residents have moved or refinanced within the last year.

Anyone who has not received a notice within a reasonable amount of time is asked to call the treasurer's office.

For more information, call the Douglas County Treasurer's Office at 832-5178 or 832-5137.

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