Story County treasurer, Renee M. Twedt, would like to remind Story County property owners that the second half of the fiscal 2013 – 2014 property taxes are due on or before March 31. Penalty of 1½ percent attaches April 1.

Property tax statements were mailed out in August 2013. By law, all property owners are mailed a tax statement – even if they pay taxes through an escrow account. Property owners who pay taxes through escrow accounts or other third party arrangements can consider the tax statement FYI. Anyone with doubts about their property tax obligation should check with their bank or mortgage company, or call this office at 515-382-7330.

Mailed payments must be postmarked on or before March 31. Remember, dropping it in the mail box does not guarantee a postmark. It is very important that the payment coupon from the property tax statement accompany all payments.

Paying on line only costs $.40 cents when you pay by E-check - the cost is less than a postage stamp.

We are pleased to offer payments by Discover Card, MasterCard and Visa, or debit card in our office as well as on line at www.iowatreasurers.org. Additional fees will apply, but you will know the fee before agreeing to the payment. Other websites with useful information for Story County property owners include www.storyassessor.org and www.storycountyiowa.gov.

For the convenience of commuters and others unable to make it to our office during normal business hours, the Story County Treasurer’s Office will have extended hours on Monday, March 31. We will open from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Our office now has an outdoor drop box outside the Administration Building at 900 Sixth St., Nevada, for your convenience. However, payments placed in this after March 31 will require penalty.

Anyone with questions can call the treasurer’s office at 515-382-7330, or visit our websites at: www.storycountyiowa.gov and www.iowatreasurers.org.