If your taxes are escrowed, please forward a copy of the tax notice to your mortgage holder.
Taxpayers are reminded of these important dates:
Dec. 31, 2012: Taxes are delinquent if unpaid after this date.
Jan. 1, 2013: 1 percent interest accrues on any unpaid taxes.
Feb. 1, 2013: Additional 1 percent interest and 10 percent collection fee (taxes and interest) are added.
March/April 2013: Additional 1 percent interest per month accrues and collection fees also increase. Additional costs for certified notices and advertisements begin.
May 2013: Tax title sale is held.
Payments can be made by mailing a check or money order along with the payment coupon to P.O. Box 610, Patterson, LA 70392.
Payments can also be made from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at either the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office on the fourth floor of the parish courthouse in Franklin or the sheriff’s branch office at 1455 Railroad Ave., Morgan City.
If you do not receive your tax notice within the next week or two, please contact the Sheriff’s Office Tax Department at 828-6979 or (985) 384-1622 to request a copy to be mailed to you.