Tax Information

  • The primary function of the County Collector is the collection of property taxes.
  • The Collector must collect the taxes due as shown on the County's tax records.
  • It is the obligation of the taxpayer to verify their property is correctly assessed and described on the tax books.
  • By state law taxpayers are taxed based on personal property owned January 1st of each year. The law makes no provision for pro-rating the tax bill.
  • It is the responsibility of the current owner of real property for paying all taxes due on the property.
  • We cannot accept payments for incorrect amounts.
  • The County Collector is not responsible for any tax payment omitted by the taxpayer.
  • The taxpayer is responsible for updating addresses in the Assessor's Office. The taxpayer is responsible for any penalties incurred for failure to update their address.
  • The County Collector has no authority to make any changes to the valuation on the tax statement without the County Assessor's intervention.
  • The Howell County Collector's office is located on the 1st floor of the courthouse. The office is open 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, and is open during the noon hour.
  • The County Delinquent Land Tax Sale is held on the 4th Monday in August of every year for any real estate parcel subject to this sale.