Columbus residents were jousting for First Avenue parking spaces and lining up inside the city Government Center’s east wing today to pay their final property tax bill of the year.
Property owners are required to pay at least 40 percent of their bill by Oct. 1. If they chose not pay the full amount by that deadline, then the rest is due today.
To speed the payment process, Deputy Tax Commissioner Tony Floyd was stationed in the hallway outside the tax commissioner’s office to check bills and collect payments so residents ready to pay didn’t have to wait in line.
Penalties will be applied to the amount due for those who do not pay by today. The tax office is open until 4:30 p.m. Payments may be made in cash, money orders, cashiers checks or personal checks, but the office does not take credit or debit cards. Checks should be made out to the Muscogee County Tax Commissioner.
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