I recently purchased my home. When will the tax bill be sent in my name?

By law, the real estate tax bill must be addressed to the owner of record as of January 1st for the following fiscal year, which starts July 1st. As a courtesy, the Assessor’s Office put an “in care of” as soon as the office receives a deed or an address change form (available on the Assessor’s page of this website). For example, if you buy a house after January 1, 2020, the previous owner’s name will appear on the bill until the end of the fiscal year, which is June 30, 2021. Your name will be on the bill for the July 1, 2021 bill. Regardless of whose name appears on the bill, it is the responsibility of the current legal owner to make sure the tax bill gets paid on time, whether or not they receive the bill.