Medina County Treasurer John Burke announced that 68,107 tax bills will be mailed this week to property owners in Medina County.
The official due date for these property tax bills is July 15. Burke noted the total amount of second-half 2015 real estate taxes billed is $119,318,992.99.
“We have seen a dramatic increase in the use of online tax payments,” he said.
So far in 2016, the treasurer’s office has seen a 72 percent increase in taxpayer usage of electronic checks, ACH, PayPal and credit cards. All of these tax payment options can be accessed through the treasurer’s website. Credit card payments also can be completed over the phone by calling (888) 607-8389.
“I don’t see use of this fast, convenient way of paying taxes slowing down at all,” Burke said.
Taxpayers who use PayPal also have a “bill me later” option with no payments and no interest if the full amount is paid within six months.
“I have found that some taxpayers use this option to avoid the penalties and interest charged for late payment,” Burke said, “and they have up to six months to pay.”
Payments may be made in person at the treasurer’s office in the Medina County Administration Building, 144 N. Broadway, Medina, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. On the due date of July 15, the office will be open until 6 p.m.
Residents should bring their entire tax bill with them. Payments may be made with check, cash or credit card. Visa, MasterCard and Discover are accepted over the counter, but American Express is not. A convenience fee will be assessed.
Tax payments that are mailed must be postmarked no later than July 15 to avoid a 5 percent penalty. Payments made after July 26 will be assessed a 10 percent penalty. For information, call (330) 725-9748.
Convenient 24-hour drive-up drop boxes are also available at the following locations:
- treasurer’s office, administration building;
- Brunswick City Hall, 4095 Center Road;
- Lodi Library, 635 Wooster St.; and
- Wadsworth Municipal Building, 120 Maple St.