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Property taxes due by end of month

Property tax deadlines are looming and the days are numbered before additional fees are assessed.

After the Butler County Revenue Office mailed out property tax bills in October, property owners owed more than  $8 million in property taxes, according to Revenue Commissioner Deborah Crews.

Tax notices are for real property, meaning land and homes/buildings, as well as for personal property, which is equipment used by businesses.

There are property tax exemptions available to those who qualify, such as the homestead exemption and an exemption for the disabled and one for property owners over 65 who own and live on property.

Those who wish to apply must do so in the office.

To qualify for the homestead exemption, property owners must have resided in the property since at least last September.

If one qualifies, one must pay 10 percent the assessed value of the property.

Totals of what has been collected thus far was unavailable when The Greenville Advocate went to press.

The deadline to pay property taxes without penalty is Dec. 31. For unpaid property taxes after Dec. 31, 2020, each parcel will incur an 8 percent interest charge.

Bills may be paid online at butlercountyal.com; by mail; or in person at the Butler County Courthouse in Greenville.

“Please remember that the lines in the courthouse will get longer the closer we get to the end of the month,” said Crews.