Tax bills are mailed the first week of January. Full payment must be in the office on the last day of the month of January, or post marked on that day at the post office. Full payment may also be made in February, with 1% interest, March, with 2% interest, and in April, with 3% interest plus a $2.00 mailing fee. After May 1st payment must be made to the Commissioner of Finance of Putnam County.
A partial payment, which must be exactly half of the total amount, may be paid in January. The second installment can be paid any month, from February 1st until July 31st, with a 1% per month interest charge. After August 1st it is returned to the Commissioner of Finance.