By Karen Cohilas - bio | email
ALBANY, GA (WALB) – It's time to pay your property taxes and homeowners are getting a bigger bill than usual. Most homeowners in Dougherty County must pay about $300 more than in the past.
The state did not fund the Homeowners tax relief grant this year, so those with homestead exemption will see their bills increase.
Dougherty County Tax Director Denver Hooten says right now, collections are coming in around the same rate they did last year, but she's worried not everyone will be able to pay on time.
She said, "We just appreciate everybody's patience and understanding about the state grant that wasn't funded this year and I know that it made a lot of people's bills really big and it really did hit them hard."
About 5,000 people were late paying their property taxes last year. Hooten hopes that number doesn't increase dramatically this year. If you don't pay your property taxes by Monday, December 21st, you'll have to pay a penalty.
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