Henry County Treasurer Rich VerHeecke has issued a reminder to property taxpayers that Friday, Sept. 7, is the due date for the second installment of Henry County real estate taxes.

Henry County Treasurer Rich VerHeecke has issued a reminder to property taxpayers that Friday, Sept. 7, is the due date for the second installment of Henry County real estate taxes.

Payments may be made at most Henry County banks through Sept. 7. After that date, all payments must be made at the Henry County Courthouse, in Cambridge, or by mail. Any payment that is postmarked after the due date must include the proper penalty or it will be returned for the proper amount with penalty, as required by law. After Oct.19, certified checks, cash or money orders are required for payment of taxes.

Additional parking has been made available on the north side of the courthouse for people who wish to come to the treasurer’s office to pay taxes.

The last day for credit card payments will be Oct. 19. Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express are accepted. Visa debit cards can also be used to make payments. Visa debit cards will charge a one time convenience fee of $3.95 regardless of the tax payment amount. If taxpayers try to use the Visa debit option and it is not a true Visa debit, the transaction will be declined. Specific details on how to make credit card payments are printed on the back of the tax bill.

Certified letters will be mailed the last week of September to all owners of delinquent taxes. Publication of names and properties will be in the second week of October. The last day for payment of taxes will be Monday, Oct. 9.

The sale of unpaid taxes will be held on Oct. 30, at 10 a.m. at the Henry County Courthouse. Tax sale costs and fees will significantly increase the amount of property taxes that need to be paid, according to the treasurer.

For more details on payments, see the back of the tax bill or contact the treasurer’s office at (309) 937-3576.