Real property means land and improvements, all possessory rights and privileges appurtenant to the property, and includes personal property affixed to the land or improvements (AS 29.71.800).
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Real Property Tax Bills and Mortgage Notices are prepared and mailed by the Fairbanks North Star Borough, Treasury and Budget Division on or before July 1st of each year.
You have the option of paying the taxes in full upon receipt of the tax bill on July 1st. The first half installment is due on the first business day in September. The second half installment is due on the first business day in November.
You can view your account information via the Property Database Search Pages or you can call the Treasury and Budget Division at 907-459-1441. For payments made after the due dates, please call the Treasury and Budget Division for the correct amount.
Yes, the Fairbanks North Star Borough offers electronic payment via credit card and e-check. The Borough offers these forms of electronic payment options to provide additional choice and convenience to customers making payment on real property taxes. If using either one of these methods be sure you have your parcel account number(s) (PAN) and the amount you are paying available to complete the transaction.
The credit card payment option will charge the taxpayer a third party convenience fee of approximately 2.5% of the amount paid and will be available through the internet or by phone. If you wish to pay by credit card by phone, you will need to call 800-272-9829 and enter Jurisdiction Code 1206 when prompted.
E-check is also available through a third party and subject to a $1.50 convenience fee. Please note that e-checks are not an acceptable form of "guaranteed funds" for tax foreclosure properties.
Make checks, money orders, cashier checks, or traveler’s checks payable toFairbanks North Star Borough (FNSB)P.O. Box 71320Fairbanks, AK 99707
Note: Please provide a payment stub or parcel account number (PAN) when making payment to ensure payment is applied to the proper account.
If your property taxes are delinquent you will be charged up to a 5% penalty and an annual simple interest rate of 8% on the taxes due. If a delinquency continues beyond the normal collection period, your tax account could incur additional fees such as advertising fees, legal fees, and administration costs.
Confirmation from website dated by 11:45 pm. AST on or before the due date. Envelope postmarked by the U.S. Post Office by 11:59 pm on or before the due date. Cash register receipt/Treasury date stamp received in person by 5 pm on or before the due date. Note: If the due date falls on a weekend or holiday, the due date is the next business day.
Real property taxes are due and payable as billed even if you have filed an appeal on the assessed value of your property. A refund will be made, if appropriate, after the resolution of your appeal.
Yes, payments may be made after the due date, however the amount will increase as additional interest, penalty or delinquent/foreclosure fees accrue.
Yes, but the exact amount will not be known until after the Borough Assembly has established the mill levy for that year.
Credit balances are automatically refunded for all real property tax account refunds. Process time will vary due to the volume of overpayments. If you would like your overpayment applied to the next year’s taxes or to another tax account, you can fax a letter requesting the transfer to 907-459-1449 or send an email to the Tax Office.
Taxpayers who have arranged for their payments to be made through their mortgage company will receive a Tax Notice rather than a Tax Bill. It is the property owner’s responsibility to ensure their mortgage company pays their taxes timely each year. Escrow contracts are between the property owner and the mortgage company. The Borough is not responsible for ensuring your bank pays, however you may call our office or check online (the Property Database Search Pages) to see if your taxes have been paid.
Address changes are processed by the Borough Assessor’s Office at907 Terminal StreetFairbanks, AK 99701
You can also call 907-459-1429 or fax a request to 907-459-1416.
Applications, procedures, and guidelines are available in the Borough Assessor’s Office at:907 Terminal StreetFairbanks, AK 99701
You may also call 907-459-1429.
Real property taxes are billed on a calendar year basis (January through December).
The Borough places a lien against your property for the amount of taxes owed. The lien includes any interest, penalties, and administrative costs charged due to lack of payment.
A lien is a judgment against the property that can be collected by foreclosure and sale of the property.
Foreclosure properties will be either sold at public auction or retained for a public purpose. For more information on the tax foreclosure process, tax liens, and tax-deeded property, visit Tax Foreclosure Information or contact Tax Foreclosure in the Treasury and Budget Division at 907-459-1240.
Payment will be reversed off of the account back to the effective date of the payment. The tax billing system will automatically apply any penalty, interest, and costs as if the payment was never made. An additional $30 will be added for the returned check fee.
Call the Borough Assessors’ Office at 907-459-1429 for all ownership and address changes.
It is the property owner’s responsibility to ensure their taxes are paid timely each year. Failure to receive a tax bill does not relieve the taxpayer of responsibility for timely payment or constitute cause for cancellation.
For additional assessing information call 907-459-1428. For additional tax information call 907-459-1441. Questions unable to be answered by local officials may be directed to the Department of Community and Economic Development, Office of the State Assessor at the following addressState Assessor DCED/DCBD550 W 7th AvenueSuite 1790Anchorage, AK 99501
Call the Department of Community and Economic Development, Office of the State Assessor at 907-269-4605.