Posted: Jan 25, 2013 11:01 AM by Melissa Canone
Taxpayers are reminded that parish tax payments received on or after February 1 will accrue an additional 1% interest and 10% collection fee. Payments can be made by mailing a check or money order along with the payment coupon to P. O. Box 610, Patterson, LA 70392. Again, taxpayers who are mailing a payment, should allow sufficient time for delivery. If the payment is received on or after February 1st, 2013, it will accrue an additional 1% interest and a 10% collection fee.
Payments can be made from 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at either the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office located in the Courthouse Building - 4th Floor, Franklin, LA or the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Branch Office at 1455 Railroad Ave, Morgan City, LA.
Tax Payment Due Dates and Delinquency Schedule:
December 31, 2012 Taxes are delinquent if unpaid after this date.
January 1, 2013 1% interest accrues on any unpaid taxes.
February 1, 2013 Additional 1% interest and 10% collection fee (taxes and interest) are added.
March /April 2013 Additional 1% interest per month accrues and collection fees also increase. Additional costs for certified notices and advertisements begin.
May 2013 Tax title sale is held.
The Sheriff's Office Tax Department may be reached at (337) 828-6979 or (985) 384-1622. Questions concerning property tax assessments should be directed to the St. Mary Parish Assessor's Office.