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 809 Pioneer Road.Fairbanks.AK.99701 907.459.1000                                               Mayor Luke Hopkins

 

*ATTENTION 2012 DELINQUENT TAXPAYERS
Prior to paying delinquent 2012 property taxes,
it is very important that you read this URGENT NOTICE.
This notice outlines payment requirements for the 2012 and prior year's taxes.

To Pay using Credit Card
Or *
E-Check
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Note: A minimum convenience fee of $3.95 for payments of $158.00 or lower, otherwise 2.5% convenience fee for payments over $158.00 will be charged and paid to a third party. The third party processing fee for E-Checks is $1.50.  

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Security Alert | Disclosure Statement | Privacy Policy | Frequently Asked Questions

(Each of these are described below)

 

General Payment Information

 

The Fairbanks North Star Borough provides a variety of payment methods for your Real Property taxes.  Payments can be made electronically, in person, or by mail.

 

The address for mailing payments is: P.O. Box 71320, Fairbanks, Alaska 99707, and the physical address is: 809 Pioneer Road, Fairbanks, Alaska 99701.

 

Credit Card Payments and/or *E-Check Payments

 

We are pleased to offer electronic payment by credit card through an agreement with Official Payments Corporation (OPC), a nationally recognized company servicing state and local governments who choose to offer credit cards and/or e-checks as payment options for local taxes, fines and fees. OPC charges a convenience fee for this service. The Fairbanks North Star Borough does not receive any portion of this fee.

 

Prior to making a payment via internet or phone, you will need to verify your property information in advance-i.e., confirm the Parcel Account Number(s) you wish to reference in making your payment.  Please note:  paying via the Internet will take less time and will produce a printable receipt of the transaction.   If you wish to pay by phone, you will need to call 1-800-2pay-tax  (1-800-272-9829) and enter Jurisdiction Code 1206 when prompted. If you do not have your Property Tax Bill to reference your Parcel Account Number, you can look up the Parcel Account Number at the Property Database Search Pages.

 

For credit card transactions a minimum convenience fee of $3.95 for payments of $158.00 or lower, otherwise 2.5% convenience fee for payments over $158.00 will be charged and payable to Official Payments Corporation (OPC).

For e-check transactions convenience fee of $1.50 will be charged and payable to Official Payments Corporation (OPC). *E-Check payments not accepted for 2012 Delinquent Taxes.


Security

While government records are open to the public, it is important that your personal financial information remains confidential. The Fairbanks North Star Borough has taken great care to ensure that your transactions with Official Payments Corporation are secure using Secure Socket Layer protocol.

Private information is encrypted using a high-grade 128 bit key encryption (the highest level available), so only those authorized by you have access to this information. Internet transactions are now safer than many conventional payment methods.

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Disclosure Statement

Taxes are delinquent if not paid by the due date; envelopes must be postmarked by the United States Post Office on or before the due date to avoid late payment penalty and interest. The Borough does not assume responsibility for the timeliness of postmarks. The confirmation date for payment by credit card must be on or before the due date to avoid penalty and interest. Up to a 5% penalty will be charged on the unpaid balance of each installment if tax is not paid when due. Interest will be charged at the rate of 8% on the unpaid balance of each installment if not paid by the due date.

Real Property tax is payable in full as billed or in installments as billed.  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 resolution of your appeal.

For more information on what constitutes a payment, see below.

If your mailing address has changed, please inform the Assessor’s Office at (907)459-1429 of the necessary changes.

Failure to receive a tax bill does not relieve the taxpayer of responsibility for timely payment nor does it constitute cause for cancellation of penalty, interest or costs in cases of delinquency.

This web site reflects the information available in the Borough Real Property tax system as of the most recent update (see footer information below). Any payments made through this web site will be reflected within 72 hours (2-3 business days) of the date the payment was authorized.

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Fairbanks North Star Borough web site disclaimer

The information contained herein was current as of the date this website was established. Changes or modifications may have occurred since that date. The user is urged to contact the Treasury/Budget Division at (907) 459-1441 to confirm the accuracy of this information. The Borough does not warrant the accuracy of any information supplied to the user through this website by third parties. Nothing contained in or available through this website should be considered an endorsement of or recommendation by the Fairbanks North Star Borough for any commercial enterprise listed. In all cases, any information or material provided is governed by the provisions of the Fairbanks North Star Borough Code, which shall control in the event of any inconsistency.

Frequently Asked Questions

 

1. What is the general definition of Real Property?
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).
2. When should I expect to receive a bill for Real Property taxes?
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.
3. When are Real Property Taxes due?
You have an option of paying the taxes in full upon receipt of the tax bill on July 1st.
First half installment is due on the first business day in September.
Second half installment is due on the first business day in November.
4. What should I do if I do not receive a Real Property tax bill or if I have lost my bill/notice?
You can view your account information via the Property Database Search Pages or you can call the Treasury/Budget Division at (907) 459-1441.
For payments made after the due dates, please contact the Treasury/Budget Division at (907) 459-1441 for the correct amount.
5. Can I pay my Real Property taxes via Internet or phone (i.e., using credit card)?
Yes, the Fairbanks North Star Borough offers electronic payment via credit card. 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. The Borough offers this form of electronic payment option as a way to provide additional choice and convenience to customers making payment on real property taxes. Click here to make electronic payment via internet.  If you wish to pay by phone, you will need to call 1-800-2pay-tax  (1-800-272-9829) and enter Jurisdiction Code 1206 when prompted.
6. Who do I make my check payable to? What address do I use?
Make checks, money orders, cashier checks or travelers checks payable to: Fairbanks North Star Borough (FNSB), P.O. Box 71320, Fairbanks, Alaska 99707, or 809 Pioneer Road, Fairbanks, Alaska 99701.
Note: Please provide payment stub or parcel account number when making payment to ensure payment is applied to the proper account.
7. What are the penalty and interest rates if I do not pay my property taxes timely?
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.
8. What is the latest time I can make my payment for Real Property taxes and still be considered timely?
Confirmation from web site dated by 11:45 P.M. AST on or before the due date. Envelope postmarked by the US Post Office by 11:59 P.M. on or before the due date. Cash register receipt/Treasury date stamp received in person by 5:00 P.M. 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. *Not applicable to 2012 Delinquent Taxes, see URGENT NOTICE.
9. What constitutes a valid receipt for payment of my Real Property taxes?
The confirmation from the Official Payments Corporation web site if you paid by credit card, your cancelled check if you paid by mail, the cash register receipt if you paid in person at the customer service counter.
10. If an appeal has been filed but is not finalized by the first and/or second half due date, do the taxes have to be paid?
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 resolution of your appeal.
11. Can payments be made on Real Property taxes other than the due dates?
Yes, but that does not stop the penalty, interest or foreclosure costs from being applied to the account if at least the minimum payments were not paid by the first and second half due dates.
12. Can next year's Real Property taxes be paid in advance?
Yes, but the exact amount will not be known until after the Borough Assembly has established the mill levy for that year.
13. If my taxes are overpaid how do I receive a refund?
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 fnsbtax@co.fairbanks.ak.us.
14. How do I know if my mortgage company has received the tax information for my account(s)?
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.
15. How do I change my mailing address on my account(s)?
Address changes are processed by the Borough Assessor’s Office at: 809 Pioneer Road, Fairbanks, Alaska 99701. You can also call (907) 459-1429 or fax a request to (907) 459-1416.
16. How do I apply for a Senior Citizen or Disabled Veteran Exemption?
Applications, procedures and guidelines are available in the Borough Assessor’s Office at: 809 Pioneer Road, Fairbanks, Alaska 99701. You may also call (907) 459-1429.
17. Are Real Property taxes billed on a calendar year or some other basis?
Real property taxes are billed on a calendar year basis (January - December).
18. When will my property be foreclosed on if I am delinquent on my Real Property taxes?
Foreclosure properties will be either sold at public auction or retained for a public purpose. For more information on foreclosure liens and tax-deeded property, contact Tax Foreclosure in the Treasury/Budget Division at (907) 459-1241.
19. How will my account be affected if the check I mail for payment does not clear my bank?
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 $30.00 cost will be added for returned check fee.
20. What should I do if I recently sold my property, but I am still getting the tax bill?
Contact the Borough Assessors' Office at (907) 459-1429 for all ownership and address changes.
21. Why should I pay penalty and interest on a late payment when I never received my tax bill?
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 of penalty, interest or costs in cases of delinquency.

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Privacy Policy for Fairbanks North Star Borough Real Property Tax Web Site

Thank you for visiting the Fairbanks North Star Borough Real Property Tax Web Site. This web site is designed to make it easier and more efficient for citizens and businesses to obtain Real Property tax account information and a variety of other information relating to property taxes. As with all online resources, we appreciate that many visitors to our site will be concerned about their privacy. The Fairbanks North Star Borough tax collection office is committed to preserving your privacy when you visit our site.

This policy addresses the collection, security and access to information that may be obtained through the use of the site maintained by the Fairbanks North Star Borough tax collection office. This policy covers the following topics:

Private Information

We do not collect any personal information unless you voluntarily provide it. Your choice to not participate in this activity will not impair your ability to browse this web site and read or download any general information provided on the site. We do not share, disclose or sell e-mail addresses or phone numbers to other organizations.

Types of private information that are required on the Official Payments Corporation web site to make an electronic payment include:

Your credit card number
Your mailing address


Other types of private information not shared with the general public might include:

Your e-mail address
Your mortgage loan number

How Private Information is used

Credit Card and/or Bank Account Number and Bank Routing Number
Personal bank account/credit card information is used for making electronic Real Property Tax Payments through the Official Payments Corporation
  web site. Such information is not considered public information; it is not retained by the Fairbanks North Star Borough webmaster.

E-mail
If you send an e-mail to us, it will be forwarded to the department appropriate for a response. E-mail is generally recognized as written communication and thereby considered public record. If a request for public information is submitted to the Fairbanks North Star Borough, most, if not all, of the information contained in the e-mail could be released.

If you choose to provide personal information about yourself via e-mail, we will use the information only to respond properly to your request or to fulfill the stated purpose of the communication. We will not disclose any personal information you decide to provide us, unless disclosure is required by the Borough.

Please also keep in mind that e-mail is not necessarily secure against third party interception. Bank, financial, personal and private information is not transmitted through the payment confirmation process. If your communication is very sensitive or includes personal information, you may want to contact us by mail or phone instead.

Mortgage Loan Number
Your mortgage loan number is provided to the Borough by the Mortgage Company strictly for internal use and is only shared between that Mortgage Company and the Fairbanks North Star Borough.

Forms
If you use one of our forms, your name and comments may be subject to public disclosure. Information provided on such forms is generally considered written communication and may be released subject to guidelines cited in the Borough Code of Ordinances.

Phone numbers and e-mail addresses collected through these forms are to be used only by the department employees to respond to your comments.

Cookies
To better serve you, this web site uses cookies. Cookies are defined as a small text file that carries your computers identification card. The cookies used in this web site do not contain any personal or valuable information. The cookies used by this web site will not be used in any manner that compromises your privacy or security.

Public Information

Types of information on this web site that are public information and can be shared with the general public include:

  • Your Real Property Tax Parcel Account Number
  • Property Ownership
  • Mailing Address
  • Taxable Value
  • Tax Amount
  • Payment History:
    • What amount(s) were paid
  • Delinquent Taxes Owing
  • Exemptions

 

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