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2023 Property Tax FAQs


I need to change my mailing address – who do I call?

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The Property Appraiser is responsible for maintaining property records, including the mailing address. You can make the change on their website, www.leepa.org or call their office at 239-533-6100.

I have a question about my exemptions – who do I call?
The Property Appraiser is responsible for maintaining property records, including the exemptions. You can visit their website for more information, www.leepa.org or call their office at 239-533-6100.

How do I know if my payment was received?
Visit our website www. Leetc.com and click Pay Online. Choose Property Tax and enter your name or address in the following search field and select your record. The Account History will display the tax year and show Unpaid or Paid. A receipt can be printed from the Print(PDF) action. Please allow 7 – 10 days for mail and processing.

How can I get a receipt for my tax payment?
Visit our property tax payment website enter your name or address in the search field and select your record. The Account History will display
the tax year and show paid. A receipt can be printed by clicking Print(PDF).

How do I print my property tax bill?
Visit our property tax payment website enter your name or address in the search field and select your record. Click on Print(PDF) which is located under the “Add to Cart” button. You can print a hard copy or save the file to your computer.

Can I still sign up for the installment payment plan for 2023?
Unfortunately, no. Applications for quarterly installment payments must be received in our office by April 30th of the current tax year. You can
submit an application for the 2024 tax year. Visit https://leetc.com/payment-options/ to learn more.

Can I make payments on my 2023 property tax bill?
Yes, partial payments are accepted for the current tax year with no allowance for discounts. Payments are based on the March amount. You
can make up to 5 payments before March 31. Each payment will incur a $10 processing fee. No additional notices are sent to the property owner
for the outstanding amount. To be eligible, taxpayers must: complete a Partial Payment Plan Agreement form.

I no longer have a mortgage, why is a mortgage company listed on my tax notice?
If you have recently paid your mortgage in full, your property may have still been listed on their records for tax payments. Contact the mortgage
company to be sure there are no escrow funds allocated for the current tax year. Although the mortgage company is listed, you can still make the
payment in November to receive the 4% discount.

Why did I get a tax bill for the full year when I just bought the property?
Property taxes are accounted for when closing on a property and charged or credited for your portion by the closing agent. The tax bill for the
full year is sent to the current owner of record. Refer to your settlement (closing) statement or call your title company or attorney if you have
any questions.

I sold this property, why am I getting a tax bill?
Annual tax bills are mailed to the owner of record as of the date the official tax role is sent to us from the Property Appraiser. Change of ownership
is recorded with the Clerk of Court, then sent to the Property Appraiser, so it may just be an issue of timing. You can forward the bill to the new owner
or refer to your closing agent for tax payment.

Why did I get a Tangible Tax bill for my property?
Tangible Personal Property refers to all assets used in a business or rental activity of a home that are subject to an ad valorem assessment. More
specifically, it is furniture, fixtures, tools, machinery, household appliances, equipment, signs, leasehold improvements, supplies, and leased
equipment – whatever is used to generate income. If you recently purchased a home that is no longer used for rental, contact the Property Appraiser’s
office at 239-533-6140.

 

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