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May 1, 2014

Deadline extended for April vehicle tags due to severe weather

Delinquent property tax sale Tuesday

Due to Monday’s severe weather, the Alabama Department of Revenue has extended the deadline for residents to renew their vehicle registrations and pay property taxes on their vehicles.

Cullman County residents will have until May 16 to renew their license plates because the county tag office closed for inclement weather Monday, said Revenue Commissioner Barry Willingham. The extension also applies to residents of any Alabama county that closed its tag offices Monday.

Penalty and interest charges for delinquent vehicle registration and renewals and vehicle property tax payments extended through May 16 will not be charged until May 19, according to the order issued Wednesday by Alabama Department of Revenue Commissioner Julie P. Magee.

For more information about vehicle registration, call 256-775-4775.

While residents have more time to renew their tags, the deadline for those who haven’t paid their property tax is fast approaching. At 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 6, properties with delinquent property taxes will be sold at auction in the Cullman County Commission’s conference room.

Barry Willingham estimated around 120 properties would go up for auction. As of Wednesday morning, 177 properties had delinquent taxes, however Willingham said he expected 50 or so owners would come into to pay off the back taxes due before the May 6 sale.

“The people that are behind still have the opportunity to come in and pay off what they owe,” Willingham said.

 Payment for ad valorem taxes can be made in person at the Cullman County Courthouse. Payments options are cash, credit or debit card and cashier's check/money order. No personal checks are accepted after January 31.

 Online payment is also available through the revenue commissioner’s website (www.cullmanrevenuecom.com). You may pay using a Paypal Account, credit card, or debit card, however a small transaction fee will apply.

Tiffeny Owens can be reached by email at towens@cullmantimes.com or by phone at 256-734-2131, ext. 135.

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