Real estate tax bills have been mailed out

GETTING THE BILLS IN THE MAIL–Randolph County Treasurer Justin Jeffers is pictured in his office on Friday next to the machine that folds real estate tax bills and stuffs them into envelopes.

After an extensive delay, the Randolph County real estate tax bills for 2019 were mailed out early this week.

Randolph County Treasurer Justin Jeffers and Clerk Melanie Johnson recently met with local media to discuss the process of getting the bills processed in their offices and sent out to taxpayers.

Before getting into the process, Jeffers noted that this year they were mailing out 22,982 bills with a total charge out of $33,823,813.49. The due dates for this year’s bills falls on Nov. 20 for the first installment and Dec. 21 for the second installment.

The bills can be paid at the courthouse, but due to COVID-19 restrictions, only one person is allowed in a county office at a time. So Jeffers recommends paying at any bank in the county, online, over the phone, by mail or by leaving it in the drop box at the courthouse. He added that if paying by mail or the drop box, do not use cash. “We encourage these options as the time to pay in person will be lengthy.”

For more on the real estate tax bills, please see this week’s print edition.