Sussex County has started issuing its annual tax bills for the 2023 fiscal year.
More than 129,000 paper copies will be mailed by Sept. 30, while approximately 59,000 bills will be sent electronically, totaling an estimated $183.4 million in tax revenue.
Bills are issued every August to the more than 188,000 parcels throughout the county. Property owners who do not receive a paper copy while having an escrow account are encouraged to verify their payment status with their lenders.
The bills include county property taxes and county sewer/water taxes, plus tax ditch and street-lighting fees. Additionally, the bills include school district taxes, set by the eight independent districts in Sussex. State law requires the county to tax property owners on behalf of the school district, with funds then being turned over to the state.
The county accepts tax payments by cash, check, money order and debit or credit cards. Taxpayers have the choice to pay through a lender, online, by mail, in person or by telephone.