With the due date of February 9, 2018 for real estate tax bills approaching, Medina County Treasurer John Burke wants to remind taxpayers of last minute options for paying their taxes. “Using our online payment options, taxpayers can make sure their tax payment is made right up to midnight of the due date.”
Online tax payments are easy, safe, fast and convenient. Just go online to the Treasurer’s website at www.medinacountytreasurer.com and click “Search and Pay Taxes” in the left column to find your tax bill amount and online payment options.
There are several online tax payment options to choose from. You can pay using an e-check (electronic check) which allows the homeowner to pay directly from their bank account anytime 24 hours a day, seven days a week. There is a $1.50 fee paid to the vendor for using this option.
Taxpayers can also use their PayPal account or credit card. A fee of 2.25% is charged by the vendor for these options and the County does not receive any of the fees charged. MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express credit cards are accepted online. To pay with a credit card by phone call 888-607-8389. American Express is not accepted over the phone.
There is also an option with PayPal that allows the tax bill amount to be paid on “PayPal credit.” There are no payments or interest charges if you pay it off in full within 6 months. The normal 2.25% fee does apply to using this option. “I have seen many taxpayers use this option to get extra time to pay and avoid missing the due date and a late penalty charge of 10%,” said Burke.
Of course, taxpayers can always make their tax payments in person at the Treasurer’s Office at 144 N. Broadway Street in Medina. As a convenience, Burke said his normal hours of 8:30 am to 4:30 pm on weekdays are being extended on the due date of Friday, February 9th to 6:00 pm. There are also four drop boxes for tax payments located around the county – in Medina at the County Administration Building and at the Wadsworth Municipal Building, Brunswick City Hall and Lodi Library. Burke reminds taxpayers that only check payments are to be made using drop boxes (no cash) and remember to include your tax bill stub.
Any payments made by mail must be postmarked by the due date. “I always suggest that taxpayers who mail their tax payment on the last day walk it into the post office and make sure it is postmarked by that due date to avoid any late penalty fee,” said Burke. Taxpayers who are assessed a late penalty fee by the Auditor, may be able to get it removed by filing a Remission of Penalty form which can be obtained at the Treasurer’s Office.
If you have any questions about your tax bill you may call the Treasurer’s Office at 330-725-9748. You may also view your tax balance due, look up your tax payments or print a receipt online at our website, www.medinacountytreasurer.com. While on the website, you are also encouraged to join the Treasurer’s email list so that you can receive important due date reminders and other information regarding your tax bill online.