County begins property tax escrow service

Taxpayers now have the option to use a property tax escrow service provided by the tax assessor/collector's office.

Tax Assessor/Collector Deborah Hunt said the service will help residents budget property taxes on a monthly basis versus having to pay a large sum at the end of the year.

Hunt said there was a demand for the service from customers who no longer have their property taxes escrowed by a mortgage company.

If all current and prior year taxes are paid, taxpayers may begin paying their 2014 taxes in monthly payments to an escrow account. Payments are automatically deducted from the taxpayer's checking or savings account on the 10th of each month.

For more information, visit www.wilco.org/tax or call 512-943-1603.