Penalties & Interest

Delinquent Taxes
When delinquent dates fall on a weekend or legal Chaves County holiday, payments become delinquent at 5:00p.m. the following business day. For specific penalty and interest amounts due, contact the Treasurer’s Office.

Calculating Penalties & Interest
Penalty and Interest on delinquent amounts are calculated as follows:
  • Penalty: 1% per month on delinquent tax amount only, 5% maximum
  • Interest: 1% per month on delinquent tax amount only, no maximum