FAQs - Tax bill
- When are taxes due and when do they become delinquent?
- Where can payments be made and what forms of payment are accepted?
- Are partial tax payments accepted?
- How do I enroll in the Quarterly Installment Payment plan?
- Eligibility requirements for the installment plan:
- Installment payment schedule and discounts:
- What happens when my taxes become delinquent?
- How do I change the mailing address my tax bill is sent to?
- Am I responsible for paying taxes if I filed a Value Adjustment Board petition?
- Why did I receive a tax bill if I have sold the property?
When are taxes due and when do they become delinquent?
All property taxes become due November 1st, must be paid no later than March 31st, and become delinquent if not paid before April 1st. Discounts are applied to tax bills paid in full between November 1 and February 28(9). (November 4%; December 3%; January 2%; February 1%).
Tax payments for current tax bills are posted according to their postmark date. Tax payments are generally processed within 24- 72 hours of receipt.
Delinquent real estate bills are charged a 3% penalty, interest and advertising costs.
Delinquent tangible personal property bills are charged 1.5% interest per month plus advertising costs.
Verify your payment, or pay online from our public website volusia.county-taxes.com.
It is your responsibility to know that taxes are due and to make payment before April 1st -- failure to receive a tax bill does not relieve anyone from paying taxes or additional interest and fees, per Florida Statute 197.122.
Pay Online: volusia.county-taxes.com by E-check or all major credit cards. Credit card payments are charged 2.6% of the total amount charged, $1.95 minimum, and E-checks are charged a flat rate of $1.50. If an E-check payment is submitted with the incorrect account information or returned unpaid for any reason, a fee of up to 5% may be charged, per Florida Statute 125.0105.
By using the envelope provided with your tax bill: Return the bottom stub of your tax bill, make check payable to “County of Volusia,” and the payment must be made in U.S. funds, and payable from a U.S. bank. Payment address:
County of Volusia
Thomas C. Kelly Administration Center
123 W. Indiana Avenue, Room 103
DeLand, FL 32720
Checks must be written in English, made in U.S. funds and drawn on a U.S. financial institution.
Are Partial Tax Payments accepted?
Florida Statue 197.374 allows for one or more partial payments at the discretion of the tax collector. There is a $10 fee per partial payment made. An application for partial payments must be submitted in order to participate in this program. Click here for the application (coming soon).
Partial payments forfeit all discounts that would otherwise apply to a full payment.
A partial payment must include an additional $10 processing fee for each partial payment made.
Partial payments are only accepted for current tax bills – after March 31st no partial payments are accepted for delinquent taxes.
How do I enroll in the quarterly Installment Payment plan?
The quarterly Installment Payment plan allows taxpayers to pay real estate/tangible taxes for the next year in four installments for the entire year’s bill. Once you fully enroll in this plan, you do not reapply each year, as long as you make a timely first installment payment.
Submit an installment application by April 30 of the tax year for which you are applying (applications available on our website or in our office after November 1 of the year preceding the year you are applying for). Installment Application (coming soon)
Your estimated taxes must be more than $100 per tax bill.
Make a timely first installment payment to fully enroll in this plan – failure to make a payment by July 31, will automatically cancel your account from the installment plan.
1st installment, payable by *June 30: ¼ of the previous year’s taxes discounted 6%.
2nd installment, payable by September 30: ¼ of the previous year’s taxes discounted 4.5%.
3rd installment, payable by December 31: ½ of the current year’s adjusted tax amount discounted 3%.
4th installment, payable by March 31: ½ of the current year’s adjusted tax amount, no discount.
*If the first installment bill is not paid by June 30th, you still have the option to make your payment by July 31st – however, the 6% discount is lost and you must pay an extra 5% penalty to stay enrolled in the plan.
What happens when my taxes become delinquent?
Taxes become delinquent if not paid by March 31 of the year following the year of assessment – all taxes not paid before April 1st will have 3% delinquency interest and advertising fees applied to the total amount still due (1.5% per month interest for tangible taxes).
Partial payments cannot be accepted for delinquent taxes and delinquent tax payments are posted as of date received – mailed postmark dates do not apply.
On or before June 1, of the year following the year of assessment, the Revenue Division must conduct a Tax Certificate Auction of all qualified, unpaid delinquent real estate accounts.
At the tax certificate auction, investors pay the taxes due in exchange for a tax certificate, which is a lien on the property, issued at the winning bid rate of interest. Tax certificates convey no property rights to the winning bidder.
Once a certificate is sold at auction, a taxpayer must pay all delinquent taxes, accrued interest, advertising costs and fees to redeem the certificate. Only cash, certified funds, or wire transfer payments are accepted. Interest continues to accrue until the certificate is redeemed.
If delinquent taxes are unpaid for 2 years, the certificate holder can file a tax deed application and the property may be sold at a tax deed sale to repay their investment costs, per Florida Statute 197.502.
How do I change the mailing address my tax bill is sent to?
Contact the Volusia County Property Appraiser, to request a mailing address change – the Revenue Division will be notified of the new mailing address.
Am I responsible for paying taxes if I filed a Value Adjustment Board petition?
Yes, Florida Statute 194.014 requires any taxpayer who filed a petition to make a minimum statutory payment. Failure to make this payment will result in the denial of your petition. The exact amount of your necessary minimum payment varies by the type of petition you filed and you should contact the Revenue Division to verify the exact amount owed before submitting a payment. Visit the VAB site for more information.
Why did I receive a tax bill if I have sold the property?
Your sale, or the recording of your sale deed, probably occurred after the tax bills were prepared. We advise that you contact your closing agent to confirm that your responsibility for a prorated portion of the taxes was addressed in your closing documents. However, the new property owner is responsible to pay the current tax bill.