Whatcom County Treasurer announces second half property tax deadline will not be extended
Whatcom County Treasurer, Steve Oliver, announced today that the second half property tax due date will not be extended. Whatcom County property owners who pay their property taxes themselves, rather than through a mortgage lender, have until Monday, November 2, to pay the second half of their 2020 bill. After that date, interest charges and penalties will be added to the tax bill.
“We extended the first half payment deadline to June 1 as the COVID-19 pandemic was expanding in our community. Extending the second half deadline is a different situation as many cities, school districts, fire districts and other special purpose districts have bond principal and interest payments due December 1. The bond payments due June 1 are interest only, so it was a much lower financial risk to extend the deadline at that time. A second half due date extension could create significant financial risk to entities that we all rely upon for public services every day,” said Oliver.
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