Sitting in my wonderful mailbox on Saturday Nov, 7th - was my real estate tax notice. All of the tax bills & notices for property owners in Alachua County Florida were mailed last week.
If your real estate taxes are ESCROWED with your mortgage holder, you will still get a mailing about your taxes and down at the bottom you will see "DO NOT PAY". This is your tax notice. The original bill was sent to your LENDER for payment by November 30th, 2009. This will give you the full 4% discount.
IF your taxes are being escrowed and you have NOT received the notice in the mail this week, make sure to call the Alachua County Tax Collector office to make sure that your TAX BILL was sent to the proper place. THEN - call your lender immediately, and make arrangements to get your tax bill to them via email, fax, or snail mail.
If you received a real estate tax bill for property you NO LONGER OWN - please forward it to the new owner OR return it to the tax collectors office. The new owner will need that tax bill soon, to take advantage of the discount periods.
*** All of the ALACHUA COUNTY Tax Bills are ONLINE and you can get copies at http://www.actcfl.org
If this is your first tax bill or notice - double check the LEGAL DESCRIPTION too. Any error you find, please notify the county as soon as possible.
If your real estate taxes are NOT ESCROWED with your lender, you can pay your taxes ONLINE !!
There are (3) Locations of the Tax Collectors Office: OPEN 8:30 to 5:00 PM
Downtown: at 12 SE 1st Street, 32601 and phone 352-374-5236
34th Street: at 5801 NW 34th St, 32653 and phone 352-374-5236
Butler Plaza: at 3207 SW 35th Blvd (Behind Bonefish Grill), 32608