The deadline to pay personal and real property taxes is Monday, Oct. 15.

Commissioner of State Lands John Thurston issued his annual public reminder of the deadline in an Oct. 3 press release.

“We encourage all Arkansas property owners to avoid having delinquent property taxes,” Thurston said. “The deadline to pay personal property or real estate taxes in Arkansas is Oct. 15 each year, and we hope everyone will meet that deadline by paying before that deadline.”

Property owners can save time by paying remotely.

“Property owners can avoid the time and hassle of standing in line by mailing the correct payment to the county tax collector’s office, and many counties accept payments online, too,” he said.

Property taxes help fund public schools, libraries and emergency services. Failure to pay those taxes on time will result in additional costs through penalties and interest.

Additionally, if taxes are not paid within the following year, real estate taxes may be certified to the Commissioner of State Lands office for collection.

Residents should contact their county collector’s office for their hours on the deadline day and to discuss online payment options.

If one’s taxes are delinquent, the commissioner’s office will accept payment in the office until 4:30 p.m. Oct. 15. Contact the office in advance at 501-683-3053 for information on how to redeem delinquent real estate taxes.