MASON CITY – Treasurer Patricia Wright reminds all taxpayers that 2nd half assessment year 2013 real estate taxes and assessment year 2015 mobile home taxes are due in the Treasurer’s office by 4:30 pm Tuesday, March 31, 2015.
The Treasurer encourages all taxpayers to take advantage of the online property tax payment at www.iowatreasurers.org. This service provides opportunity to pay taxes for any property in Iowa online, through a secure website, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Payment may be made by Discover, Master Card, Visa, or eCheck (an eCheck is a method of debiting the funds electronically from your checking account).
Taxes not received in the Treasurer’s office by March 31, 2015 must be postmarked by March 31, 2015 or penalty will apply. Taxpayers who wish to mail their payment are urged to take special attention to receive postmark by midnight as mailing a payment on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 does not guarantee a March postmark. By Iowa Code, the Treasurer must apply penalty to payments based upon the US Postal Service postmark on the face of the envelope.
When paying by mail or in person, the Treasurer recommends using the 2nd half coupon attached to the statement. The taxpayer’s cancelled check will serve as receipt. Those wishing an additional receipt must enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Payment methods accepted in the office are cash, check, and debit card, Discover, MasterCard and Visa.
The Treasurer’s office in the courthouse is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm.