Tax bills for real estate in the town of Halifax are being mailed this week starting Monday.

Personal property and machine and tool tax notices will be mailed separately prior to Nov. 6 with an accompanying announcement which will outline the Dec. 5 due date both on personal property and machine and tool taxes along with a reminder to taxpayers of the real estate payment for the same deadline.

Taxpayers have the option of a third party automated payment service, Paymentus Corporation, for real estate and personal property tax bills.

Paymentus Corporation payment service accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover and electronic check.

The Paymentus payment method can only be accessed online or by phone. This system will not be set up for payments in person at Halifax Town Hall.

Paymentus Corporation will charge a convenience fee for each transaction that covers payment of handling and processing charges.

Customers should be ready with the following information:

w For real estate, the five-digit Parcel ID number located on your billing statement;

w For personal property, the four-digit Tax ID number located on your billing statement; and

w Your credit card number or your checking account and routing number.

To pay your bill by phone dial 1-877-489-1674 to call a secure automated telephone payment system, powered by Paymentus Corporation.

To pay your bill online go to the town of Halifax website http://www.townofhalifax.com, click on the “Pay Online Taxes” bar at the top and go to a secure third party website at Paymentus Corporation.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, check or money order payments for the town of Halifax will be accepted at the drop box located outside and to the left of the front door of Town Hall at 70 S. Main Street in Halifax. No cash payments are to be left in the drop box.

The deadline for payment of total real estate tax due is Saturday, Dec. 5.

If a receipt is desired, enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope.

Payments made after the due date are subject to 10% penalty and 10% interest per annum.

Also any real estate or personal property taxes not paid after the second notice will have a $15 administration fee added along with a stop being placed on your vehicle registration through the Department of Motor Vehicles, incurring an additional fee of $35.

If ownership of property has been transferred during the current tax year, the bill should be forwarded to the responsible party.

For information about the tax assessment of property, contact the County Commissioner of Revenue’s Office at 434-476-3314.

If anyone has any questions about phone or online payments, call Halifax Town Hall at 434-476-2343.