It’s that time of the year again and if you are a property owner in Douglas County, watch for the delivery of your 2021 property tax bill or tax notification in the mail beginning the week of January 18.
As you review your property tax bill or tax notification, know that while you pay your taxes to the County Treasurer’s Office, the County Treasurer is tasked with distributing the funds to the various taxing authorities associated with an individual property.
“Where you live in the County determines which taxing authorities serve you, how much your property tax is, and ultimately where your property tax dollars are distributed by our Office,” said Dave Gill, Douglas County Treasurer. Typically, less than a third of the property tax you pay stays with County Government,” Gill said.
To help you see where your property taxes are distributed, visit yourdougcotaxes.com to access a map-based view of individual properties with detailed information on how much of your property taxes each taxing authority receives, as well as links to Assessor and Treasurer data. You can search by address or zoom in on the map to view individual parcel details about Douglas County properties. (Internet Explorer is no longer fully supported.)
To view your parcel details, pay your taxes online, obtain property tax history and receipts for payments, as well as view and print your current year tax statement visit douglascotax.com. E-Check payments are free of charge, convenient, credited immediately, secure, and a receipt is emailed directly to you.
You have the option to pay taxes in one full installment by April 30 or in two installments with the first half due by the last day of February and the second half due by June 15. Payments must be received, not just postmarked, by the due date.
Is your mailing address current? If you are a property owner in Douglas County and have not received your property tax notification by mid-February, please email the Douglas County Treasurer’s Office at [email protected] or visit the Treasurer’s website
One reason you may not have received your property tax information could be that your mailing address is not current in our records. As the Treasurer’s Office bills for property taxes only once per year, it is critical that your mailing address be kept current or you may not receive your property tax statement.
If your property taxes are not paid, your property may be at risk for inclusion in the County’s annual tax lien sale. To submit mailing address changes, visit the Assessor’s website for the Change of Mailing Address online tool.