The County Treasurer's Office is responsible for billing and collecting property taxes and special assessments on real estate, personal property, and mobile homes located in the County. This office also receives additional collections from inheritance tax, innkeepers' tax, and auto and aircraft excise taxes. These funds are invested until they are distributed to various taxing units within the County (cities, towns, townships, schools, and libraries) or until they are disbursed for the County's operating expenses. The Treasurer is also responsible for Mobile Home Transfers see the checklists below for information on what you will need.
Putnam County Treasurer
|Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.|
Taxes may be paid at the following locations in addition to the Treasurer’s office:
Old National Bank
First National Bank of cloverdale
North Salem State Bank
You must have your tax bill with you to pay at these locations.
Pink Homestead Exemption Verification Forms will be sent to those homeowners who currently have this exemption on their property. This form must be completed and returned to the Auditors office.
If you have already Completed this form you should not receive it again.
By Mail Or In Office
Acceptable payments are:
Cash (Never Mail Cash)
Personal or Business Check
Also provided for your convenience, payments will be accepted using the following methods:
Online Credit Card Payments (Click here to pay your property taxes online. A nominal service fee does apply to online payments.) www.putnamtax.net
Telephone Credit Card Payments (To pay your property taxes by telephone, call Toll Free 1-800-809-5849 A convenience charge will be added.)
The major credit cards which will be accepted include VISA, MasterCard, Discover. Credit card payment services are being provided strictly as an option. A convenience fee, in addition to the amount of the tax owed, will be charged to the cardholder for utilizing the service of PayTRUSTSolutions, Inc.
A twenty dollar ($20.00) service fee is applied for any of the following:
Checks returned for Non-Sufficient Funds (NSF)
"Like mothers, taxes are often misunderstood, but seldom forgotten.'' — Lord Bramwell, 19th Century English jurist