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First-half property taxes due

Payments of the first-half property taxes for 2010 must either be in the Clallam County Treasurer's office or postmarked by April 30.

The office has a drive-by payment drop box in the drive-through circle in front of the county courthouse in Port Angeles. Checks or money orders only can be dropped off at the Department of Motor Vehicles office in the Sequim Plaza at 1001 E. Washington St., Sequim.

Paying by credit card or e-check through Official Payment Corporation is by phone or Internet only.

Call 888-272-9829, use the Clallam County jurisdiction code of 5603 and press 1 for real estate.

The service also is available at www.officialpayment.com or www.clallam.net under Quick Links.

There is a 2.75-percent fee for using the service.

Payments postmarked on or after May 1 or dropped by the office at one of the designated payment locations on or after May 1 will be considered late and subject to 1-percent delinquent interest based on the balance due.

An additional 1-percent interest and 3-percent penalty will be charged on

June 1.

Call 417-2344.

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