The City of Oak Ridge announced last week that all property tax bills have been mailed and should have been delivered to property owners for this year.
Taxes go to support the operation of many city services from street maintenance to the library, a press release said. The police and fire departments, refuse removal and disposal, recreation and parks, and many other city activities are all supported by the property tax. A portion of the tax also goes to support the Oak Ridge School system.
The Business Office is ready for the annual rush, according to Manager Marlene Witt.
“Paying taxes is no one’s favorite thing to do,” she said. “With trained, helpful staff and specialists who can answer your detailed questions, we hope to make the task, if not pleasant, at least as painless as possible.” [Read more…]