Dec. 31 deadline set for 3 percent property tax discount

Published: Friday, December 28, 2012 at 11:05 AM.

CRESTVIEW — Okaloosa County property owners have until Dec. 31 to get a 3 percent discount on property taxes.

“We collected 73.5 percent of this year’s property taxes by Nov. 30 because citizens utilized the 4 percent early payment discount offered during that month,” Tax Collector Ben Anderson said. "I want to encourage those who missed that opportunity last month to recognize the significant savings benefit of the 3 percent discount available in December.”

The tax collector’s office can accept Visa for all payments now. However, a 2.5 percent, or a minimum $2.50, bankcard fee applies when using a credit or debit card.

Alternatively, a free e-check payment option is available at

Florida Statutes set early payment discounts of 4 percent if paid in November, 3 percent in December, 2 percent in January and 1 percent in February.

The office — at 302 N. Wilson St. Suite 101, Crestview — will close New Year's Day, but payments can be made at the website.

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