FORT WALTON BEACH — The Okaloosa County 2012 real estate property taxes and tangible personal property taxes deadline has been extended to April 1, since March 31 is Sunday.
Taxes not paid by deadline become delinquent and begin accruing interest and advertising fees, which are added to the gross amount due.
Tangible personal property includes non-real estate business items. Payment options include e-checks, installment plans and in person at the tax office.
E-checking is free and available at www.okaloosatax.com.
The property tax installment plan divides annual taxes into four payments due June, September, December and March. Payers get a little more than 3 percent discount. Taxpayers can apply for installments until April 30 at the website’s "Forms Center" section.
To pay in person, hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Brackin Building, 302 N. Wilson St., Suite 101, Crestview.