CRESTVIEW — Okaloosa County property owners saved more than $7.1 million by taking advantage of the 4 percent early payment discount last month.

"Our offices collected more than $177.6 million during the month of November," Tax Collector Ben Anderson said. "With Christmas just around the corner, money saved is better spent in the hands of citizens than in the hands of government!"

Anderson encouraged those who missed the November discount to use some of the remaining discounts.

"There is still time to take advantage of additional early payment discounts. Property owners will receive a 3 percent early payment discount if the payment is made by Dec. 31."

Discounts will continue to decrease by one percentage point until March 1, 2018, after which full payment is due.

Several payment options are available for paying property taxes, including online payments such as an electronic check (E-check).

"E-check is a smart and easy way to process your payment," Tax Administrator Justin Gordon said. "It’s like writing a check but only electronically. It’s fast, safe, secure, and most importantly, it’s free!"

You can also pay your property tax bill at one of the county’s six locations (1250 N. Eglin Parkway Suite 101, Shalimar; 310 Van Matre Ave., Building 210, Suite 155, Eglin Air Force Base; 701 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville; 4012 Commons Drive W, Unit 122, Destin; 302 N. Wilson St. Suite 101, Crestview; and 120 Simpson Ave., Building 90320, Room 111, Hurlburt Field.

Alternatively call 651-7300. See for more information about payment options.