Real Estate taxes become due and payable beginning the first Monday of October of each year. Taxes become delinquent on March 1 of the following year. It is the responsibility of each taxpayer to ensure that taxes are paid timely.
The Shelby County Assessor establishes the assessed value of property and the Board of Commissioners sets the tax rate. Once the Assessor certifies the assessment roll and the tax rate is set, the Trustee applies the tax rate to every $100 of assessed value. The Trustee prints and mails tax notices to the the mailing address on record with the Assessor. In cases where the property owner pays through an escrow account, the mortgage company may request tax information and make payment leaving the taxpayer to keep the original notice for his/her records.
Make sure you receive bills for the properties you own. Keep track of all parcel numbers and visit the Shelby County Trustees website for additional bills or receipts.