Lee Hubbard, Jackson County Treasurer, is reminding taxpayers that Feb. 26, 2021 is the final date to pay the first half real estate tax. This is the final due date - there will be no extension.

Any payments made after Feb. 26, 2021 will be subject to a penalty for late payment.

Payments that are mailed must be postmarked no later than Feb. 26, 2021 in order to be considered paid on time. Payments bearing a postmark after Feb. 26, 2021 will be subject to a penalty for late payment.

Ohio law requires late penalties be charged even if no bill was received.

The County Treasurer's office will be open to accept payments Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Payments can be mailed to: Lee Hubbard, Jackson County Treasurer, P.O. Box 980, Jackson, Ohio 45640-0980, Please pay by check or money order. Do not mail cash.

Treasurer Hubbard encourages taxpayers to use the new drop box to make payments 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The drop box is located near the main entrance of the courthouse, just to the left of the front door. Payments made using the drop box will be considered paid on time if placed in the drop box no later than 8 a.m. Monday March 1, 2021. Please do not place cash payments in the drop box.

Taxes can also be paid by credit card, debit card, or electronic check. To pay in this manner, go to the website www.jacksoncountyauditor.org and click on the link to pay your taxes. There is a convenience charge of 2.95% to pay by credit card or debit card. There is a flat fee convenience charge of $2.95 to pay by electronic check. This fee is charged by the processing company that handles the transaction. Jackson County does not receive any portion of this fee.

Payments can also be made at any Jackson County branch of WesBanco Bank.

Treasurer Hubbard encourages taxpayers to mail tax payments, leave payments in the drop box, pay at the website, or pay at a WesBanco Bank branch rather than pay in person at the Treasurer's office. "Lines will likely be very long during the last few days to pay," said Hubbard. "We have three employees, and they will be extremely busy those last few days of tax collection.”

If you have any questions about your real estate taxes, please call the Treasurer's office at 740-286-2402.