Escambia's property tax is due today

Collector’s office open until 4 p.m.

People who own real property in Escambia County (Ala.) have until 4 p.m. today (Thursday, Dec. 31) to avoid late fees and penalties.

Tax Collector Tim Pettis said the tax collector's office at the courthouse in Brewton and at the satellite office in Atmore will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. He also said tax payments sent through the mail must be post marked by Dec. 31 to avoid late fees. He added that it's the taxpayer's responsibility to make sure the post office applies the correct post mark date.

Pettis said property tax bills totaling $17,931,256 were mailed out in October and as...