St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office accepting property tax payments
Property tax payments are now being accepted at either of the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office locations and online at http://stmarytcmonline.azurewebsites.net/.
Tax notices will be mailed out to property owners in early November.
Property owners who have their taxes escrowed are asked to forward a copy of the tax notice to their mortgage holder. Those who would like to pay their taxes now may go online to the web address above or call 337-828-6979 or 985-384-1622 to obtain property tax amounts.
Payments can be made by the following methods:
-To pay by credit card, visit http://stmarytcmonline.azurewebsites.net/ and click the link to pay property taxes.
-To pay in person with cash, a check, or money order stop by either of the following locations 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday: St. Mary Parish Courthouse Building, 4th Floor, 500 Main Street, Franklin; or 1455 Railroad Avenue, Morgan City
-By mail, send a check or money order to the following address: St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office, P.O. Box 571, Franklin, LA 70538
Tax payment due dates and delinquency schedule:
Dec. 31 - Taxes are delinquent if paid after this date.
Jan. 1, 2015 - 1 percent interest accrues on any unpaid taxes.
Feb. 1, 2015 - Additional 1 percent interest and 10 percent collection fee (taxes and interest) are added.
March 2015 - Additional 1 percent interest per month accrues and collection fees also increase. Additional costs for certified notices and advertisements begin.
May 2015 - Tax title sale is held.
The Sheriff's Office Tax Department may be reached at 337-828-6979 or 985-384-1622. Questions concerning property tax assessments should be directed to the St. Mary Parish Assessor's Office.