The last day of January is just around the corner and that means property owners in Grayson County don’t have long left to pay their 2018 property taxes without penalty or interest.

“If you have not paid the current 2018 property taxes, we want to encourage you to make an effort to do so by the end of this month,” Grayson County Tax Assessor-Collector Bruce Stidham said. “No one likes to pay more money in taxes than is necessary and paying by Jan. 31st, taxpayers avoid the 7 percent penalty and interest that automatically attaches on Feb. 1st.”

By paying the taxes before the end of January, residents can also avoid the long lines of people who may have also delayed in paying or who wish to make their payment in person. Payments can be sent in by mail and, by including a self-addressed stamped envelope, taxpayers can ensure that a receipt will be returned to them. Payments must be postmarked by the U.S. Postal Service on or before Jan. 31, to avoid any penalty and interest.