City of Aiken Tax Due Dates & Penalties
The City of Aiken officially opened Tax Books for collection of 2019 Property Taxes on October 23, 2019. The City of Aiken Millage Rate for 2019 will be 62 Mills.
The City of Aiken real estate tax and certain other personal property tax, other than automobile, for 2019 are due and payable. If you have not received your tax notice for City Taxes please contact the City of Aiken Finance Department immediately.
Note: City of Aiken tax bills are mailed to addresses furnished by taxpayers to the Aiken County Assessor’s Office. All corrections, including name and address updates, are sent to the City of Aiken by the Aiken County Assessor’s Office. Failure to receive a tax bill because of an incorrect address or transfer of ownership after December 31, 2018 does not excuse penalty.
Purchasers of real estate after January 1, 2019 have an obligation for payment of property taxes whether or not a bill is received.
Taxes are due and payable through January 15, 2020 with no penalty
- 5% penalty due January 16, 2020 through February 17, 2020
- 10% penalty due February 18, 2020 through March 19, 2020
- 15% penalty due March 20, 2020 through April 20, 2020
On April 21, 2020, a 2 ½% penalty is added and unpaid taxes are turned over to the Delinquent Tax Collector for collection.
Taxes are not paid until check clears the bank.
Payment of delinquent City of Aiken Taxes may be made only by:
- Cashier’s Check
- Credit/Debit Card
A 2.49% service fee on credit cards, that is not greater than our cost of acceptance, is added to all transactions.
All debit/credit card transactions must be great than $10 (in office only). For more information about this limit see Page 698 in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act that was passed on July 2010.
No personal or business checks will be accepted.