In Oct. 29 Issue
Sheriff Larry Bennett said the county's tax bills will be in the mail before the weekend, and should be in your mailbox by Monday.
"We're mailing out 15,447 bills this year," Bennett said. "The total tax bill for all county government and agencies totals $7,506,324 and 89 cents."
The sheriff stressed that those who pay their tax bills in November will receive a 2 percent discount. In December taxpayers owe the full bill but in January 5 percent is added to the bill due.
Those who let their bill go beyond January could be facing as much as 40 percent in additional charges, Bennett said.
He added that paying bills in the sheriff's office should go even faster this year thanks to computer automation of much of the work.
The $7.5 million bill this year is up from the $7 million the year before which was up from the $6.6 million the year before that, according to a tax billing report.
"People need to make sure they don't throw the bills out," Bennett said. "They look a little different this year than they have in the past."
The new white business envelopes are marked with a black bar across the front indicating that the enclosed is a property tax bill to help taxpayers.
Anyone with questions can call the Russell County Sheriff's Office at 270-343-2191.