The deadline for property owners to pay their taxes for the first half of the year is normally Dec. 20. However, this year that falls on Sunday so taxpayers have until the end of the day Monday, Dec. 21, Barton County Treasurer Kevin Wondra said.
As Wondra spoke, a line of people was snaking into the Treasurer’s Office on the second floor of the Barton County Courthouse. The office has been a busy one.
For those mailing their taxes, Wondra said as long as their payments are post marked Dec. 21 they will be fine.
The final mail pick up from the Great Bend Post Office is at 5 p.m., but postal officials recommended having their mailings in by 4:30 p.m. to make sure they make the cut.
If any taxpayer has questions pertaining to their 2015 value, they can contact the Appraiser’s Office, County Appraiser Barbara Esfeld. Values can be appealed by completing a payment-under-protest form and returning it to the Treasurer’s Office with payment.
The forms may be picked up in the Treasurer’s Office or found on the Barton County website, www.bartoncounty.org, under forms in the appraiser’s section.
County officials noted that all of the tax statements have been mailed. Second-half property tax payments are due by May 10, 2016.
For more information on tax values, call the Appraiser’s Office at 620-793-1821 or stop by the office in room 204 on the second floor of the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend.