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.