Property tax deadline looms
9/27/2013, 6 a.m.
DeKalb Tax Commissioner Claudia Lawson is reminding taxpayers that Sept. 30 is the deadline to pay the first installment of 2013 real estate and personal property taxes.
First installment taxes that are not received or postmarked by the Sept. 30 deadline will incur a 5 percent late payment penalty, which applies by law.
If your payment is mailed, the postmark or cancellation stamp from the U.S. Postal Service is the only accepted evidence of timely mailing.
There is also a drop box on the front and side of the Central Office, 4380 Memorial Drive in Decatur, that may be used for last-minute drop-offs.
Another convenient option is to pay property taxes by electronic check or credit card (2.5 percent service fee) via the Internet at www.yourdekalb.com/taxcommissioner or by telephone at 404-298-4000.
Walk-in customers to the Central or North or South satellite offices may pay by cash, check, debit card ($1.50 service fee), or credit card (2.5 percent service fee).
For assistance, contact the Tax Commissioner’s Office at proptax@dekalbcountyga
.gov or 404-298-4000.