Frequently Asked Questions About Paying Your Tax Bill

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  • What should I do if I don’t receive my tax bill?

    Contact City Hall at 302-227-6181.

  • Can I pay my tax bill by credit card?

    Yes. The City of Rehoboth Beach currently accepts American Express, Master Card, Visa, and Discover.

  • Who do I make my check payable to? What address do I use?

    Make checks, money orders, or cashier checks payable to:
    City of Rehoboth Beach

    Mail to:
    City of Rehoboth Beach
    PO Box 1163
    Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

    NOTE: Please provide property ID number and enclose the payment portion of the tax bill to ensure payment is applied to the proper account.

  • What penalties are charged if I do not pay my bill on time?

    To avoid interest or other collection charges, taxes must be paid based by August 31. The penalty rate for late payments is 1½%.

  • Does my mortgage company receive a copy of my tax bill?

    The City of Rehoboth Beach does not forward tax bills to the property owner’s mortgage company. It is the property owner’s responsibility to ensure that the mortgage company pays their taxes on time each year. Escrow contracts are between the property owner and their mortgage company.

  • How do I change my mailing address on my account?

    Address changes for real estate taxes are handled by City Hall. The City of Rehoboth Beach requires a change of address form to be filled out and signed by the property owner before any changes are made to an account. Forms are available at City Hall.

  • Does the City of Rehoboth Beach give an exemption to senior citizens or persons with disabilities?

    The City of Rehoboth Beach does not give exemptions for property taxes.

  • Are property taxes billed on a calendar year or some other basis?

    Property taxes are billed on the city's tax year, which runs from July 1 to June 30.

  • How will I be affected if the check I mail bounces or otherwise does not clear my bank?

    Your payment will be voided, and you will have to make a valid payment. You also will be charged a $30 returned check fee. The City does NOT re-deposit checks.

  • Why should I pay a penalty on a late payment when I never received my tax bill?

    It is the property owner’s responsibility to ensure that taxes are paid timely each year. Failure to receive a tax bill does not relieve the taxpayer of responsibility for timely payment or constitute cause for cancellation of penalty.

  • I paid my tax bill and my mortgage company also paid it. What do I do?

    The first payment received will be credited to the account. When duplicate payment is received, it will be returned to the sender.

If you have other questions regarding your tax bill, Tax Clerk Donna Moore is here to help you. She can be reached at 302-227-6181 or [email protected].

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