Following is a message from Orange Tax Collector Sandra Pierson:
To avoid paying interest on your tax bills, PAY EARLY, and make sure the correct bill number is listed on all checks and online checks, Checks must be signed, Written amount must be legible and match the numeric amount, – if we can’t read it we can’t process it. Your check must be written in pen.
Payment coupon should be enclosed with payment
If you pay with an online check be sure to make your financial institution aware of the August 1, 2017, date.
As the last day to pay approaches, the office is extremely busy. If you mail in a payment U.S. postmarked on or prior to August 1, 2017, it is considered on time even if we don’t process it until after that date.
If your check is returned for any reason your original post mark doesn’t apply. A replacement check must be postmarked by August 1, 2017, to be considered on time.