Treasurer's Office mails out tax bills

KINGMAN - The 2006 Mohave County Real/Secured Property Tax Bills have been mailed, according to the Mohave County Treasurer's Office.

The first half installment for 2006 property taxes is due by Oct. 1. Taxes are delinquent at 5 p.m. Nov. 1. If property taxes amount to $100 or less, they must be paid in full by the delinquent date, the statement said.

The second installment will be due by March 1 and becomes delinquent after 5 p.m. that day.

"If taxes are more than $100, the full year 2006 taxes may be paid on or before Dec. 31, without interest," the statement said. "Please remember that you are responsible to pay your property taxes, even if you do not receive a tax bill. If you have not received your tax bill by Oct. 1, 2006, please contact the Mohave County Treasurer's Office."

Payments can be made in person or by telephone at the following locations:

∑ Kingman: 700 W. Beale St., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., 753-0737

∑ Bullhead City: 1130 Hancock Road, 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., (928) 758-0710

∑ Lake Havasu City: 2001 College Drive, 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., (928) 453-0734

∑ Toll free from within Mohave County: (800) 420-6352

Payments can be made by credit card through an automated system provided to the county by Official Payments Corporation. A nominal fee is charged by the corporation to anyone who uses the service. To take advantage of this service, call (888) 272-9829 and follow the recorded instructions. If the instructions prompt for a jurisdiction code, enter 1303.

It is important to remain on the line for a confirmation number to save for record purposes.

Online payments can be made at www.officialpayments.com. The jurisdiction number is the same online.

"A new service has been added to assist property owners if they have not received their tax bill. We expect the 2006 tax bill information to be included on the Mohave County Web site before the end of September, and taxpayers will be able to print a copy of their tax bill," the statement said.

According to County Finance Director John Timko, this year's primary taxes should be about $479,689 more than last year, or an increase of 1.81 percent, over the whole county. Last year's tax revenues totaled almost $23 million.

For more information about your tax bill, visit the county Web site at www.co.Mohave.az.us or contact the Treasurer's Office at 753-0737.