(BEDFORD) – Lawrence County residents should have received their property tax statements in the mail.
The statements were mailed out on April 13. If you are missing your statement, please call the treasurer’s office.
The spring property tax installment is due May 11 and the Fall installment due date is November 10.
Tax payments should be mailed, paid online or via the toll free number 1-888-654-3143.
Executive Order on the Waiver of Penalties for Delinquent Property Tax Payments
Governor Eric Holcomb issued Executive Order #20-005 (“E.O. #20-005”) on March 19, 2020. E.O. #20-005 Section 6(B) mandates that all counties waive penalties for delinquent non-escrow property taxes paid within sixty (60) days after May 11, 2020—the May installment due date.
“Property taxes remain due on May 11, 2020, however counties are to waive penalties on payments made after May 11, 2020, for a period of 60 days. This waiver does not apply to tax payments which have been escrowed by financial institutions on behalf of property taxpayers.”
Hence, each county shall waive any penalties for any property taxes paid within sixty (60) days after the statutory deadline; therefore, the spring installment may be paid up to and including July 10, 2020 without penalty. However, taxpayers are encouraged to make timely payments (that is, on or before May 11, 2020) in order to ensure orderly operations of government.
Please note that this will not apply to property tax payments made through an escrow account or mortgage company. This waiver applies to property tax liabilities for both real and personal property.
Lawrence County Commissioners Amend Closed Policy For County Offices
Due to recent COVID-19 Executive Orders, the Lawrence County Commissioners have amended the closed policy for county offices. The County Treasurer’s office is closed to the public until Friday, May 15.
Beginning May 18, office business may only be conducted by scheduled by appointment until further notice.
The office policy continues to be to answer questions only by phone at 812-275-2431.
Tax payment website: https://lawrencecounty.egovpayments.com (Fee applies)
Questions regarding your assessment should be directed to the Assessor’s Office at 812-275-5405; regarding your tax rate, exemptions or deductions to the Auditor’s Office at 812-275-3111 or regarding your tax payment to the Treasurer’s Office at 812-275-2431.