Early payment discount deadline

Staff Writer
The Destin Log

The final day to receive a 1% discount on property taxes is quickly approaching. Okaloosa County Tax Collector Ben Anderson encourages property owners to take advantage of the early payment discount and get their payments in by 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28.

Florida Statutes provide for early payment discounts between November and February. The largest discount is 4% and is available to those who pay their property taxes in November. The smallest discount is 1% and is for those who pay in February. Property taxes become delinquent if not paid by March 31, 2013.

Payments can be made online through Payment Express or dropped off at any of our convenient locations. Anderson said, “Payments can also be made using E-check, it’s free.” Visit