The Richmond County Collection Department is responsible for the collection of all current and delinquent property taxes for Richmond County.
These taxes include real estate, motor vehicles prior to the implementation of VTS, business personal property, and other personal property taxes such as manufactured homes, untagged vehicles, boats, aircraft, and camper trailers.
In addition to the above taxes Richmond County Collection Department also issues and collects Beer and Wine License, Tax Certifications, Occupancy Tax, Short-Term Lease, and Mobile Home Moving Permits.
The Richmond County Tax Department is also responsible for collecting Special Assessments, Fire Tax, Fire Fees, and Landfill Fees.
Real and Personal property tax bills are mailed in July of each year. The Richmond County Board of Commissioners has authorized a 1% discount if paid by August 31st of the same year. The deadline for paying these taxes is January 5th of the next year. Beginning January 6th these taxes are considered delinquent and accrue interest at a rate of 2% for the month of January, plus ¾ % each month thereafter.