Property Taxes Delinquent April 1

Scott Lunsford, Escambia County Tax Collector, reminds everyone that 2016 unpaid real estate and tangible property taxes are delinquent April 1. Penalties of three percent for real estate taxes and one and one-half percent for tangible taxes will be assessed. Over $29 million remains unpaid, representing approximately 10 percent of the tax roll. To avoid the penalty, payment must be made by March 31.

Many payment options are available:

  • online by midnight CDT, March 31;
  • mailed with a March postmark;
  • left by midnight CDT, March 31, in a 24-hour drop box available at all locations;
  • made IN PERSON by March 31;
  • by phone at (850) 438-6500, ext. 3252 by close of business March 31.

For those who visit our office, we offer a more convenient way to get in line for walk-in services. Customers who do not have an appointment still can save time by texting an office location to join a line immediately. With this system, customers can check in from anywhere, receive status updates, and be able to request additional time, if necessary.

Text the office location to (850) 344-1875 (after 8:30 a.m.):

  • ectc downtown
  • ectc marcus pointe
  • ectc molino
  • ectc warrrington

To check the status of your taxes or to pay online, visit our web site at Taxpayers are encouraged to contact the tax collector's office by phone at (850) 438-6500, ext. 3252 or email with any questions.

Published on: March 23, 2017