Property owners are running out of time to pay their taxes without penalty or interest, with the deadline set for Tuesday.

Anderson County Tax Assessor/Collector Teri Garvey said property taxes should be paid at her office at the Anderson County Courthouse Annex on North Mallard Street by 4:45 p.m. Tuesday to avoid the additional charges.

Payments postmarked on or before Tuesday also will be accepted without any late fees, she added.

Additionally, Anderson County property taxpayers can pay their taxes by credit card online at www.officialpayments.com or by calling 1-800-272-9829.

Anderson County’s “jurisdiction code” to make payments via the Web site is 6196, according to Garvey.

People utilizing the Internet are charged a convenience fee which is collected by an independent vendor.

On Tuesday, Garvey said her office also will have a “drop box” located inside the courthouse annex, adjacent to the security entrance, allowing customers to make payments without waiting in line.

“It will be a locked box,” Garvey said. “They can just drop it in the slot.”

The tax assessor/collector’s office also has a drive-through window for customer convenience, in addition to a secure “night drop” where payments can be left, Garvey added.

Property owners making their tax payments during February will be charged an additional 7 percent (penalty and interest), with that total increasing by 2 percent on the first day of each following month.

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