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Frequently Asked Questions
When are taxes due?
Taxes are due on November 30th each year, unless that date falls on a weekend or recognized holiday. This year's due date is December 2, 2013. A postmark is an acceptable form of proof of on-time payment. Payments presented at our office or dropped in our lobby collection box must be received by 5:00 PM on December 2nd. Please note that cash must not be left in our lobby collection box. The Treasurer's office cannot accept responsibility for cash payments left in this manner. Lines in our office tend to be lengthy during the last two weeks of November, so early payment at our office or use of the Postal Service is encouraged. Taxes become delinquent on December 3rd. Any 2013 taxes paid after December 2, 2013 are delinquent and must include a penalty of $10.00 of 2.5% of the total amount delinquent, whichever is greater. (Note: if the entire 2013 delinquent amount is paid between December 3, 2013 and January 31, 2014, the penalty will be calculated using 1% of the total amount delinquent, instead of the 2.5% rate. In addition, interest is charged against any outstanding balance, beginning on February 1st retroactive to January 1, and continuing until taxes are paid in full. The interest rate varies from year to year, and is set by State statute. The statute calls for the interest rate charged to be 6 percentage points higher than the Targeted Federal Funds Rate on January 1, and must be adjusted to fall within the range of a minimum of 7% and a maximum of 10%. Properties on which taxes become five (5) years delinquent are eligible for tax sale. Visit the Weber County Delinquent Tax Sale page for more information.
What forms of payment are accepted?
Acceptable forms of payment include cash, personal or bank check, money order, and checks drawn on business accounts. Weber County Treasurer also accepts credit/debit cards for tax payment. At this time, taxes are payable on-line.
Will I receive a receipt?
To reduce unnecessary mailings and the associated cost to Weber County taxpayers, those who remit payment by mail or drop box will not receive a return receipt unless specifically requested with the tax payment. Persons presenting payment at our counter will receive a receipt at the time of payment. For records-keeping and tax purposes, your tax notice and cancelled check or copy of money order will serve as a receipt.
What if I cannot pay my taxes?
Tax relief programs exist for citizens of Weber County who meet certain criteria. Current programs include: Veteran's Exemption (based on disability), Blind Exemption, Circuit Breaker (over age 65 or widow/widower), and Disability/Hardship. Contact the Weber County Clerk/Auditor office at 801-399-8400 or write to 2380 Washington Blvd. Ste 320 Ogden, UT 84401 for more information. For property owners who do not meet the criteria for tax relief, partial payments are accepted until taxes are paid in full. The applicable penalty is attached, and interest on delinquent taxes continues to accrue until taxes are paid in full.
What can I do if I believe my taxes are too high?
Certain remedies may be available to adjust the amount of taxes. For example:
Your Valuation notice provides dates, time, and location of public meetings for any taxing entity planning to raise their tax rate above the allowed amount. You can attend these meetings and voice your concerns.
Every taxing entity holds a public meeting each year to set their budget. This budget may affect the amount of property tax you pay. Familiarize yourself with the taxing entities in your taxing unit (they are listed on both the Valuation notice and Tax notice), and watch the local newspaper or contact individual entities for meeting times and locations. Your attendance at these meetings will help you understand how your tax dollars for that particular entity are used, and will give you the opportunity to ask questions and voice any concerns you might have.
If you feel that the market value of your home that appears on your Valuation and Tax notices is more than your home is worth, you may appeal the value before the Weber County Board of Equalization. To appeal, you must complete and file an Appeal Application. The application and instructions are available online. Go to the Board of Equalization page and follow the links to the application. This page also contains a list of Frequently Asked Questions that you may find helpful. For assistance with your application, or to request an application by mail, contact the office of the Clerk/Auditor at 399-8400.
Tax Relief programs exist to assist the elderly, low income, disabled, blind, and veterans. If you belong to any of these categories, you may be eligible for a reduction in taxes.
Taxes are included with my mortgage. Why did I receive a Tax notice?
Every taxpayer receives both the Valuation Notice and Tax Notice to inform them of their property value and tax status. If a bank or mortgage company pays your taxes, they will request the information from the Weber County Treasurer's office. On your Tax notice, there is a box which states, "These taxes may be paid by the following mortgage company:" If your mortgage holder's name appears in this space, they have already requested your tax information. If not, you may wish to contact your mortgage company to inquire if they will be requesting that information.
How can I contact the entities in my Taxing Unit?
See the Taxing Entities page for a listing of phone numbers for various taxing entities in Weber County. Please remember that tax time is a very busy time of year for both the County and taxing entities. Your patience is appreciated when trying to contact these offices.
Is it possible to pre-pay next year's taxes?
For the convenience of our taxpayers, Weber County offers a monthly pre-payment program. Payment amounts are based on the prior year's taxes, and are broken down into eight monthly installments. A coupon book order form is included with each year's tax notice, and orders must be received by the deadline date (December 10, 2013) in order to be processed. There is a $5.00 fee for each coupon book ordered. Orders received without this fee will not be processed. This fee is credited back to the property owner if the 8 payments are made.
2380 Washington Blvd Suite #350
Ogden, Utah 84401
Phone: (801) 399-8454
FAX: (801) 399-8314