MOUNT VERNON — Knox County Treasurer Shelley Coon announces that real estate tax statements have been mailed and are due on Friday, July 12.

Payments can be made in the treasurer's office Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4 pm.

Payment can also be made online at (treasurer's site) or by phone at 1-877-690-3729 using jurisdiction code 7811. The service provider, Forte Payment Systems, charges a service fee. First-Knox National Bank offices in Knox County will also accept real estate payments through the due date.

Payments received by mail must be postmarked by July 12, 2019, to avoid a late payment penalty.

Property owners are reminded they are responsible for paying their taxes even if a statement is not received. Anyone who does not receive their statement should contact the treasurer's office at 740-393-6735. The office will be closed on Thursday, July 4, for the holiday.