Palm Beach County Tax Collector Anne M. Gannon announced this week that property tax bills were mailed out, marking the start of the 2023 property tax season.
This year, approximately 615,000 property tax bills are being distributed. More than $4 billion is expected to be collected this year to fund essential county public services, such as education, healthcare, fire-rescue and libraries.
Tax payments are due by March 31, 2024, but Gannon reminded taxpayers to take advantage of several discounts for paying early. “Property owners can save up to 4 percent if they pay their taxes by Nov. 30,” Gannon said.
The discount drops to 3 percent in December, 2 percent in January and 1 percent in February. There is no discount if you wait and pay your taxes in March.
Taxpayers can visit www.pbctax.com to take advantage of convenient online payment options. Online payments can be processed in one business day. Property owners paying online can use eCheck, a free service in which money is electronically transferred from their checking account. Credit and debit cards are also accepted, with a 2.4 percent convenience fee collected by the payment processor, and not retained by the Palm Beach County Tax Collector’s Office.
Tax payments can also be made via more traditional methods:
By mail: Please allow up to 15 days for bank processing time (excluding mail delivery time).
Wire transfers: Visit www.pbctax.com/wires for more information.
By drop box: All six Tax Collector Service Centers provide secure payment drop boxes in the lobby, accessible Monday through Friday from 8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. Payments must be sealed in the envelope, and cash is not accepted.
Gannon encourages taxpayers to visit www.pbctax.com for complete details about property taxes, as well as information on enrolling in the convenient and budget-friendly installment payment plan for future tax year payments. Learn more at www.pbctax.com/ipp.