Okaloosa County property owners can take advantage of a 4 percent early payment discount on property taxes.

“Last November, property owners saved over $6.6 million off their tax bills through our discount program," said Tax Collector Ben Anderson. "The deadline to receive this 4 percent early payment discount is Nov. 30.”

The Tax Collector’s Office anticipates collecting $175 million in the month November, which represents 76 percent of the total tax roll.

“Our office will mail 122,971 bills, including notices for tangible personal property on Oct. 31; representing $231,028,145.63 for the taxing authorities; funding operations of local governments and fire districts,” said Tax Department Administrator Justin Gordon.

Staff members will be staged in the lobbies of most of the Tall Collector's branch offices on Nov. 28, 29, and 30 for customers who wish to just drop off their payments. Also, the Tax Collector's Office have night drop boxes at the entrances of their offices. Residents can also mail their payment postmarked on or before Nov. 30. We post nightly so all citizens receive the greatest savings.

E-check is free when paying online at www.OkaloosaTax.com.

“Our goal this year is for $7 million in tax savings due to the 4 percent November discount. That equates to money directly back into the pockets of property owners; after all, who knows best how to spend their hard earned money,” said Anderson.

All branches of the Tax Collector’s Office will be closed on Nov. 23 and 24 in observance of Thanksgiving.