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July 13: Deadline to Pay Second Half 2011 Summit County Taxes

There's options if you can't pay, but the deadline is Friday July 13, 2012.

Summit County Fiscal Officer Kristen M. Scalise advises all taxpayers it is their responsibility to obtain and pay their tax bill on time. If you have not received a tax bill, call 330-643-2588 before the deadline of July 13 to avoid the statutory 10 percent penalty.

You can visit http://fiscaloffice.summitoh.net to print your own tax bill.  

Homeowners who are unable to pay second half taxes can enroll in the Tax Installment Program and make monthly installment payments.  Taxes must be current; the deadline to sign up is July 13, 2012. 

Call the office at 330-643-2869 for more information.

Scalise said military reservists currently on active duty will not have to pay real estate taxes on owner occupied property until they return home from duty.  Families interested in the program should call 330-643-2600 for more information.

Taxes can be paid at the Summit County Fiscal Office on the third floor of the Ohio Building in downtown Akron at 175 S. Main Street. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Taxes can be paid through the Regional Tax Collection System. A list of participating banks is on the front of the tax bill; make checks payable to the institution. 

You have the option to pay your tax bill with a credit card or e-check online or by phone. Payments are processed by Official Payments Corporation, which charges a service fee.

To pay by phone, call 1-800-272-9829. Follow the instructions on the recorded message. You will need to have your tax bill and the jurisdiction code for Summit County, which is 4596.

Tax payments can be mailed. Those payments must be U.S. postmarked by July 13, 2012 to avoid the statutory penalty for late payment. A private meter is not acceptable.

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