Shalimar - Okaloosa County Tax Collector Ben Anderson is pleased to announce another successful year of Real Estate and Tangible Personal Property tax collection for the Citizens and Taxing Authorities of Okaloosa County. The 2015 Tax Roll was set at $216 million; collection began in November 2015 and recently concluded with the Online Tax Certificate Sale held on June 1, 2016. This year’s tax certificate sale produced $5,042,583.77 in revenue for the Okaloosa County Taxing Authorities from the sale of 3,166 tax certificates. According to Tax Administrator, Justin Gordon, nearly $209 million in 2015 Real Estate and Tangible Personal Property taxes have been collected and distributed to date. Gordon notes, “Tax Payers also saved $7,449,108.42 by taking advantage of early payment discounts.” Anderson credits the success of this year’s Tax Certificate Sale to workshops held throughout the County in May. “The Workshops educated both property owners and investment bidders, and as a result, 680 certificates were awarded to local bidders at an average rate of 6.37%.” Anderson continues, “The success of the Online Tax Certificate Sale Platform is a testament to our efforts to more efficiently collect taxes on behalf of our citizens. We continually strive to innovate and pioneer more efficient processes for our customers to conduct business Online not In Line.” The Okaloosa County Tax Collector currently offers BillExpress for Property taxes by which you can register to receive a copy of your tax bill via email. In addition, we offer a Tax Installment Payment Plan where taxpayers can receive a 3.375% discount by making quarterly payments in June, September, December and March. We are also pleased to offer the ability to pay your current bill online with an eCheck, FREE of charge. For more information on the Tax Certificate Sale, BillExpress, and the Tax Installment Payment Plan, please contact the Tax Department at 651-7604.