When may I expect my real property tax notice and when are taxes due?
Real property tax notices are mailed on or before November 1 each year. Taxes are due no later than November 30. When that day falls on a weekend, the due date is then moved to the next Monday. Please note that if you have not received a tax notice by the first of November, call the Treasurer's Office at (435) 893-0441.
Payments may be made with a personal check, cash, cashier’s check, or money order. We will not accept two- or three-party checks. Checks are to be made payable to "Sevier County Treasurer" and should be written for the tax amount only. You may also pay using an electronic check, debit card, or credit card. See our online tax payment page for additional instructions.
Why didn't I receive a tax notice?
If a parcel is sold and the name change was not made before the tax notice was printed, the tax notice will be mailed to the previous owner. The previous owner is responsible for forwarding the tax notice to the new owner. You may request in the Recorder’s Office (located at 250 North Maint Street) that the notice be sent "In Care Of" the new owner. It is your responsibility to see that you receive a tax notice if you have moved or changed your address. If you have not received a tax notice by November 1, please contact our office at (435) 893-0441.
Do I need to notify your office if I move or change my mailing address?
Yes! Please call our office at (435) 893-0441 or contact the Recorder’s Office at (435) 893-0412. It is important that we have your correct mailing address. If you do not receive your property tax information because of a change of address, it is still your responsibility to pay your taxes and to pay them by the due date to avoid penalty and interest.
What happens if I pay my property taxes late? Am I in danger of losing my property if I do not pay my taxes?
By state statute, property taxes are due on or before November 30 (or the following Monday if that date falls on a weekend). If payment is not made by due date (or postmarked by the due date if mailed), the greater of 1% or $10 per property parcel will be added to the tax amount. If the payment is made after January 31, the penalty will be the greater of 2.5% of the December 1 balance or $10. Interest will be charged if not paid by January 31, retroactive to January 1. Properties that have delinquent taxes that are five years old or more are subject to tax sale.
May I pay my taxes with a credit card, debit card, or e-check?
Yes you may pay current and/or delinquent taxes using a card or e-check. See our online tax payment page for additional instructions.
I wish to make payments toward the total tax amount due in November. How may I do this?
The Sevier County Treasurer’s Office accepts prepayments toward the current year's tax. You will find information and a box to check on your tax notice to request prepayment coupons. You may also call us to request the coupons. This program is voluntary for your convenience; there are no penalties for late or missed prepayments.
May I make payments on delinquent taxes?
Yes! You may make payments on any amount toward your back taxes. We can also print payment coupons to help you catch up. This program is for your convenience and no additional charges will be added. However, interest will continue to accrue until existing taxes are paid. Payments are applied first to interest, then to penalties, and then to taxes of the most recent year. Prepayment Coupons
What if my check is returned for insufficient funds?
All returned checks will result in cancellation of payment, taxes will be considered delinquent, and a returned check fee may apply.
I have established an escrow account with my mortgage company so I don't need to worry about my property taxes, right?
Wrong! It is the property owner’s responsibility to assure their mortgage company pays their property taxes. If a mortgage company holds an escrow account that includes the payment of property taxes, the procedure for payment varies by company. Typically, each mortgage company will request the tax amount from our office. The mortgage company is required to make this request each tax season. If the request is received early enough, the requesting mortgage company will be listed on your tax notice. This is only an indication of a company’s request for the tax amount. You must determine whether the taxes will be paid by your mortgage company. Even if your taxes are paid by your mortgage company, you will still receive the original tax notice for your records.
If I don't agree with my property tax valuation on the disclosure notice mailed to me, what can I do about it?
See the Board of Equalization webpage to learn about the appeals process.