Archive for Thursday, November 20, 2008

2,000 homeowners receive property tax bills by mistake

November 20, 2008

About 2,000 homeowners in Douglas County were mistakenly sent property tax bills this week.

Stacy Kurtz, a spokeswoman for the Douglas County Treasurer’s office, said that people who have their home mortgage with Capitol Federal Savings and who normally rely on the bank to pay their property taxes through an escrow account were mistakenly sent a property tax bill.

Capitol Federal also was sent a property tax bill for the properties. Kurtz said that homeowners can ignore the property tax statement, if they are confident their Capitol Federal mortgage pays for the taxes through escrow. If people have any question about whether they are required to pay the bill, they can call the treasurer’s office at 832-5178.

The double mailing was the result of a missed code being entered into the county’s information technology system, Kurtz said.

Property tax statements were mailed out on Monday. Payments are due by Dec. 22. People can pay via mail, at any treasurer’s office, or online at www.douglas-county.com

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