Real Estate Tax bills are mailed out twice a year, usually in late December and in June to the tax mailing address of record. Our Treasurer typically mails the first tax bill to the property owner even if the title company specifies a lender for tax mailing purposes. Therefore, you could receive a tax bill when your lender has an escrow account to pay your tax bill. In that case, please forward your tax bill to your lender as quickly as possible and be sure to follow up with a telephone call to your lender to ensure that the bill will be paid on time.
If you do not have an escrow account with your lender, please refer to your settlement statement and the proration of taxes. You would most likely have received a tax proration credit from the seller through the settlement, depending on the terms of your purchase agreement. Therefore, even though the tax period may have been for a time when you did not own the property, you will still be responsible to pay the bill because you are now the owner of the property of record.