Welcome to the Tax Collector's Office

Mission Statement

"To provide the taxpayers adequate information on paying their taxes ."

Kay Phillips, Carroll County Tax CollectorThe county collector is the collector of taxes for the county and collects municipal, county, school and improvement district taxes. The collector is responsible for collecting all property taxes from the first day of March to the tenth day of October during the calendar year after they are assessed. By statute, the collector is required to turn over all tax revenue to the treasurer at least once a month. Taxpayers may pay their taxes in installments.

Installment Payments are due by the 3rd Monday in April, 3rd Monday in July and balance by October 15th. Utility company installments are due by the 3rd Monday in April, 2nd Monday in June and balance by October 15th.  Mortgage Companies who are escrowing funds for the property owners are required to remit payment within 60 days. (ACA 26-35-101).

Any real or personal property taxes not paid by the tenth day of October are considered delinquent and the collector extends a 10% penalty against the taxpayer (ACA 26-36-201). Before December 1st of each year, the collector of taxes shall prepare a list of delinquent personal property taxes and deliver a copy of the list to a legal newspaper in the county. Within seven (7) days thereafter, the newspaper shall publish the list. If there is no newspaper in the county or district, the publication shall be in the 3 nearest newspaper having a general circulation in the county or districts for which the list is being published. (ACA 26-36-203). Our county has designated the collector as the office responsible for the collection of delinquent Real Estate taxes.