MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Officials with the city of Murfreesboro are reminding property owners that property taxes are due by the end of the month and interest will begin accruing on Wednesday, Jan. 1, on any unpaid balance.
Taxes for property owners who live within the city limits are due by Tuesday, Dec. 31.
Melissa Wright, who serves as the director of the Murfreesboro Finance and Tax Department, said property owners would be charged 1.5 percent interest per month, or any portion of a month, on the base tax if they do not pay by the deadline.
Property taxes are owed regardless of whether a property owner receives a bill.
Tax records can be reviewed online by visiting www.murfreesborotn.gov.
If not paid, the bill could be turned over to the Rutherford County Chancery Court.
Payments may be made with cash, check, money order, or credit card. Bank counter checks or two-party checks are not accepted, and credit card payments can only be made in person, Wright said.
Credit card payments, however, can only be made in person and will incur a 3 percent service fee.
Partial property tax payments are accepted. Each tax notice has a five-digit receipt number located in the top left. This number should be written on all checks or money orders, she said.
Low-income senior citizens or disabled veterans may qualify for the Property Tax Relief program, a reduction in property taxes.
For more information, call 615-893-5210.