Column | County property tax statements will be in the mail next month
Thank you to our county recorder, Kristi Blair, for last month’s article highlighting the importance of casting your vote whether through ballot by mail or at the polls on Election Day. This year’s election process was another success for the record books especially with the added challenges of being mindful of protecting voters from the potential spread of COVID-19.
As a reminder, 2020 property tax statements will be mailed out prior to Oct. 1, 2020. First half tax payments for real and personal property become delinquent on Nov. 1.
There are some exceptions to this delinquent date based on the amount of the property tax and if you plan to pay your property taxes in full by Dec. 31. For more information regarding property taxes, visit http://www.mohavecounty.us.
This past April, County Treasurer’s office drop boxes were temporarily installed at the front of each County building in Bullhead City, Kingman and Lake Havasu City. These boxes were provided for taxpayers and other parties as an alternative to mailing communications, including payments, to my office. Due to the overwhelming popularity of these boxes they have now become permanent fixtures. The Bullhead City, Kingman and Lake Havasu City drop boxes can be found at the below addresses and are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at:
- Kingman: 700 W. Beale St.
- Bullhead City: 1130 Hancock St.
- Lake Havasu City, 2001 College Drive, Suite 93
Due to concerns surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak and to further promote social distancing, the Mohave County Treasurer’s Office implemented several protocols for essential operation. At the initial outbreak of COVID-19 the cashier windows in the front of the office were closed to the public. During this time the windows in the front of the Treasurer’s Office were re-engineered by our facilities department with Plexiglas to keep air from moving in and out of the payment area to help protect people from potentially spreading COVID-19. Also during the window closure, several members of my staff successfully worked from home. Although the change brought about many challenges, they were overcome and the normal daily workload was still able to be completed. My office, including the upgraded cashier windows, is now fully open during regular working hours, Mondays through Fridays.
(Cindy Landa Cox is the treasurer of Mohave County.)