Discounts & Payment Plans
Tax bills are mailed on or about November 1 each year, and discount periods allow you to save money by paying early. Payments made during the following months will earn a discount:
- November: 4%
- December: 3%
- January: 2%
- February: 1%
Florida Statute allows you to elect to make up to three partial payments on your property taxes. A $10 processing fee is applied to each payment, and a minimum payment of $100 must be paid on each payment. Partial payments are not eligible for discounts. Tax certificates will be sold on any unpaid portion of the tax liability.
Click here for more info on partial payments and for the partial payment affidavit (PDF).
Florida Statute also allows you to pay your real estate property taxes in four installments throughout the year. Participants in the installment plan receive discounts on their total tax bill.
In order to qualify:
- You must apply before May 1st of the tax year for which application is being made.
- Your estimated tax total must be more than $100
Learn more about Property Tax Installments.
Homestead Tax Deferral Program
The Homestead Tax Deferral Program is available to assist taxpayers whose incomes are low in comparison to the amount of real estate taxes due on their homes. Any person entitled to claim homestead exemption through the St. Lucie County Property Appraiser’s Office may qualify to postpone a portion of their property taxes based on the applicant’s household income.
To learn more about the Homestead Tax Deferral Program, please view the Homestead Tax Deferral Program (PDF).