property owners will be getting their tax bills this week.
To be precise, 255,625 property-tax bills will be mailed Wednesday, worth $600 million for the county, Gail Downing told the Marietta Daily Journal.
The bills are due Oct. 15, with a 5 percent late penalty afterward; and an additional 1 percent in interest is charged each month until the taxes are paid.
All six of Cobb’s cities handle their own tax billing and collection, so residents in incorporated Cobb will also get a separate city tax bill, Downing said.
Tax payments can be made:
- In person at the Cobb Tax Commissioner’s Office, 736 Whitlock Ave., Marietta, 30064. This office is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, and will stay open until 6 p.m. on Tuesdays from Sept. 4 through Oct. 9.
- In person at the East Cobb Government Center, 4400 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta, 30068, or at the South Cobb Government Center, 4700 Austell Road, Austell, 30106. These offices are open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays.
- Drop boxes are located outside the office on Whitlock, and inside the other offices. There is also a drop box at the IBM Credit Union Branch at 100 Cherokee St. on the Marietta Square.
- By phone (1-866-PAY-COBB or 1-866-729-2622), using either an e-check or credit card.
- Online at www.cobbtax.org with an e-check or credit card. Once Downing’s office has its new website up and running, e-checks will be free (those now have a $1 surcharge), and credit-card processing fees will decrease from the current 2.35 percent to 1.90 percent, plus a 30-cent transaction fee.
Nearly 99 percent of 2011 taxes have been collected.