ALL IMPORTANT DATES


Your Birthday

Renewal of motor vehicle license plate and vessel registration. Renewals are accepted 90 days prior to your birth month and expire at midnight of your birthday. This applies to passenger cars, recreational vehicles, light trucks 5000 pounds or under, small trailers, motorcycles and all vessel types.

Please note: Registration renewals for leased vehicles may differ if the registration is in the name of the leasing company. For this type of renewal, please contact our office for more information.

January

  • Receive a 2% discount on payments of real estate property taxes.
  • Receive a 2% discount on payments of tangible personal property taxes.
  • Apply for property tax exemptions in the Property Appraiser's office through March 1. Exemptions include: homestead, widow, widower, disability, etc. Also file agricultural classification.
  • File Tangible Tax Returns through April 1 in the Property Appraiser's office.
  • 25% penalty levied on delinquent local business tax accounts.
  • Delinquent local business tax notices mailed.

February

  • Receive a 1% discount on real estate property tax payments.
  • Receive a 1% discount on tangible personal property tax payments.

March

  • Full amount due on real estate property taxes by March 31.
  • Full amount due on tangible personal property taxes by March 31.
  • March 1 - Last day to apply for exemptions through the Property Appraiser's office.
  • Final installment plan payment is due by March 31, for both real estate and tangible property taxes.

April

  • All unpaid real estate property taxes become delinquent April 1. At this time a 3% penalty and advertising fees are added to the gross amount due.
  • All unpaid tangible personal property taxes become delinquent on April 1. At this time a 1.5% penalty, collection fees and advertising fees are added to the gross amount due.
  • New applications for the next year's Installment Payment Plan must be turned in by April 30, for both real estate and tangible property taxes.
  • All unpaid tangible personal property taxes will be advertised.
  • All unpaid real estate property taxes will be advertised.
  • April 1 - Last day to file tangible personal property tax returns through the Property Appraiser's office.

May

  • Tax certificates will be sold on all delinquent real estate parcels. The sale will be conducted online. Visit https://leefl.realtaxlien.com/.
  • Half year truck-tractor registrations expire midnight May 31.
  • All unpaid real estate property taxes will be advertised.

June

  • First installment plan payment due by June 30, for both real estate and tangible property taxes.
  • Registration renewals of company owned motor vehicles (5,000 pounds or under) due by June 30.
  • Regular Nine-Day (general gun) and Special Hunt (archery and muzzleloading gun) applications are available June 1 from the tax collector's office and subagents.

July 

  • Late payment of the first installment will be accepted up to July 31, for both real estate and tangible property taxes. No discount will be allowed and a 5% penalty will be added to the payment amount. Failure to make the first installment payment by July 31 will result in the taxpayer being dropped from the program.
  • Tax warrants are issued on delinquent tangible personal property taxes.
  • Local business tax accounts become payable July 1.

August

  • Taxicab and Vehicle for Hire Certificate to Operate, Vehicle Permit and Stickers, and Driver ID cards renewals become payable August 1

September

  • Local business tax payments are due by September 30.
  • Second installment plan payment is due by September 30, for both real estate and tangible property taxes.
  • Taxicab and Vehicle for Hire Certificate to Operate, Vehicle Permit and Stickers, and Driver ID cards renewals are due by September 30

October

  • Local business tax accounts become delinquent October 1 and a 10% penalty will apply.

November

  • Collection of real estate property taxes and tangible personal property taxes begins. Payment made by November 30 will receive a 4% discount.
  • Delinquent local business tax accounts incur a 15% penalty.

December

  • Receive a 3% discount on real estate property tax payments.
  • Receive a 3% discount on tangible personal property tax payments.
  • Third installment plan payment is due by December 31, for both real estate and tangible property taxes.
  • Registration and renewal of trucks over 5,000 pounds, truck-trailers, semi-trailers, nine passenger and over vehicles for hire, due by December 31.
  • Mobile home decals expire on December 31.
  • Delinquent local business tax accounts incur a 20% penalty.