Vanderburgh County Tax Deadline is Thursday, May 10th


EVANSVILLE – The Vanderburgh County Treasurer’s Office is reminding Vanderburgh County property owners that Thursday, May 10, 2012, is the final day to pay the spring installment of property taxes. If your payment is late, a 5% penalty is imposed on your outstanding balance for the first 30 days following the deadline. After 30 days, that penalty increases to 10%.

Vanderburgh County Treasurer Rick Davis reminds local taxpayers about ongoing construction at the Civic Center that has seriously reduced the number of parking spaces available at the Civic Center.

“Although the parking lot construction has been covered extensively by the local news media, including TV, radio and the newspaper, people still forget about the lack of parking spaces and are having trouble finding a parking spot,” said Davis. “We’re trying to alleviate that problem by promoting other popular forms of payment, including paying at Old National Bank; mailing your payment; or using our handy drop box in front of the Civic Center.

“Of course, if you have a question or need to talk to someone in person, we will be glad to assist our taxpayers,” said Davis. “But for the folks who just want to make their payments and do not require personal assistance, I recommend they use an alternate form of payment this year in order to help prevent more serious parking issues for taxpayers who require assistance.”

Davis reminded taxpayers that the Civic Center will be closed on Tuesday, May 8, due to the Primary Election Day, and that Old National Bank branches will be open and available to accept payments. When paying at Old National Bank taxpayers must bring the statement that was mailed to them by the Treasurer’s Office in order for the bank to process the transaction. Payments will NOT be accepted at the bank once the due date has expired.

You may also mail in your payment to PO Box 77, Evansville, IN 47701-0077. As long as your envelope is POSTMARKED by May 10, 2012, you will avoid late fees.

The drop box is also available in front of the Civic Center 24 hours a day. Davis said the drop box will accept payments even after the Treasurer’s Office closes at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday. Taxpayers can drop their payments into the box until midnight without being assessed a penalty.

“As of Monday, we’ve had 6,315 envelopes deposited in the drop box since 2009, when it constructed and installed by Organized Labor – at no cost to taxpayers,” said Davis. “The drop box has been amazing as far as helping cut down lines at the front counter. It’s been a huge blessing to our office and taxpayers.”

Payments can also be made online by visiting by using any major credit card. There is a user fee of 2.75% to pay online. The website also accepts electronic checks (E-Checks) for a flat $3 fee.

Payments can also be paid using a credit card by mailing in credit card information on a form provided by the Treasurer’s Office with every bill mailed out. There is a 2.75% transaction fee to take advantage of this feature.

You may pay by phone using any major credit card. Call 1-800-2PAYTAX. You will need to provide the following “jurisdiction code” – 2405. There is a 2.75% transaction fee to take advantage of this feature.

New this year is the ability to use a MoneyGram at any local Wal-Mart or CVS. With this cash-only service, you will need to have your bill with you. You will need to use the code #2910 for Real Estate Properties or code $2909 for Mobile Home/Business Properties. There is a convenience fee established for that service ranging from $4.25 to $8.25, depending upon the amount of your property tax bill.