Tax payments due Friday for county property owners

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Gillespie County property owners are reminded that the deadline for paying their 2013 tax payments is Friday, Jan. 31.

Taxes for the county’s estimated 32,350 parcels of property must be paid either in person in Tax Assessor-Collector Marissa Weinheimer’s office (Room 104) in the Gillespie County Courthouse or through the mail.

For in-person payments, the tax assessor-collector’s office is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mail-in payments must be postmarked no later than 4:30 p.m., Jan. 31.

County property owners may also pay their 2013 taxes online by going to www.officialpayments.com and clicking on Gillespie County before indicating how much is to be paid, which taxing entities are to be paid and entering the local 6427 jurisdiction code.

(A 2.55 percent convenience fee is charged by the vendor which processes online tax payments. Debit card payments are charged a one percent fee, Weinheimer said.)

Weinheimer noted that the increased credit card fee is the result of increased costs to the county from the credit card company.

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