I am a new owner of this property; why am I being billed for the entire year?

During the closing of a typical real estate transaction, tax amounts are prorated by the title company and the buyer is given credit for the seller's portion. You should review the settlement statement provided by the title company to confirm this and contact the title company with any questions you may have regarding that calculation. 

Property taxes are assessed against the property, not the person. The Treasurer’s Office does not prorate taxes between new and prior owners.

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1. Where is your office located?
2. What are your office hours?
3. How do I find out how much I owe for property taxes?
4. How do I change my mailing address?
5. My mortgage company is supposed to pay my taxes, does the Treasurer send a bill to the mortgage company?
6. I own a manufactured home--why did I get two tax statements?
7. When are property taxes due?
8. How can I make my payment? Can I use a credit card, debit card, or e-check?
9. What time period do my taxes cover?
10. How are my taxes determined?
11. Why did my property taxes go up?
12. What if I think my taxes are TOO HIGH?
13. What if I think my taxes are WRONG?
14. Do you send out more than one tax bill in a year?
15. Why am I charged a "convenience fee" for credit card, debit card, or e-check payments?
16. Where do I send my payment?
17. Do I still have to pay interest if I didn't receive my tax bill?
18. Who sets the tax rates?
19. What happens if my taxes go delinquent?
20. Can I make a partial payment on a tax lien?
21. I sold this property, what should I do with the bill?
22. I am a new owner of this property; why am I being billed for the entire year?
23. How does the ownership change once my parcel is sold?
24. How does the ownership change once my manufactured home is sold?
25. Who sets exemptions and how do I find out if I qualify?
26. What is State Aid to Education?
27. Why am I paying Fire District Assistance Tax?
28. Where do I find the monthly Treasurer's Report?