Eau Claire Co. property taxes due Thursday

Taxes can be paid in these ways:

1.    In Person:  Payments of cash, checks, debit cards or credit cards*, may be made at the Eau Claire County Treasurer’s Office at the Courthouse located at 721 Oxford Avenue, Eau Claire.  Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday.

2.    By Mail:  Make checks payable to Eau Claire County Treasurer and mail to 721 Oxford Ave., Eau Claire, WI 54703.  Late payments are subject to interest and penalties of 1 ½ % retroactive to February 1, 2014 (for example 10.5% would be added to your payment if made in August). 

3.    Online: By credit card, debit card or e-check:  This is available online at www.paylocalgov.com/EauClaire-WI.  There is also a link to online payments from the Treasurer’s Department page on the County website. 

*There is a fee for debit cards, credit cards and e-check  service that is charged by the credit card processor and this is a cost to the taxpayer.
Please note online tax payments need to be made by July 31st to be considered timely.

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- A property tax deadline is coming up in Eau Claire County, and the county treasurer has noticed fewer people paying up in person.

The deadline for the final installment of 2013 real estate taxes, which is often called the second half or postponed amount, is due on Thursday. Eau Claire County Treasurer Glenda Lyons said she's seeing fewer people coming into the courthouse to pay this time around.

"Either they forgot, or they're mailing it in, which is the best choice," Lyons said. "I hope they're not all forgetting."

As of Wednesday afternoon, the treasurer's office had nearly 5,800 unpaid parcels. There are 45,000 parcels in the county. The treasurer's office asks that you include your payment stub or indicate which parcel number your payment is for on your check or in a separate memo. That way, workers can apply your payment correctly. You can pay in person, by mail, or online. Property owners who miss the July 31 deadline end up with a delinquent balance. Those bills incur interest and penalties as of February 1, 2014. A property owner who doesn't pay until August would owe an additional 10.5 percent. Property owners would owe another 1.5 percent for each month after August.

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