The first half of your Missoula County property tax bill is due no later than November 30, says Missoula County Clerk and Recorder/ Tyler Gernant.
KGVO caught up with Gernant on Tuesday who provided details.
“The deadline is November 30,” said Gernant. “It’s a good thing to remember that while the deadline is November 30, that means you can either come into our office and pay by 5:00 p.m. or you can pay online, or if you get it postmarked by November 30, and that also counts. So there’s lots of ways to do it. If you forget until the very last minute, there are still ways to do it even after our office is technically closed.”
Gernant said there are penalties that are assessed if property taxes aren’t paid on time.
“If you don’t pay by that deadline, then there is an automatic two percent penalty that is applied to it,” he said. “So, two percent of the amount that would otherwise be owed gets added to that amount, and additionally, there’s 10% per year that is accruing on that in interest. So it’s important that you get it paid, otherwise you’re going to be paying a lot more than you should.”