WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) – Nearly 51,000 people in Delaware’s largest county mistakenly received property tax bills, the county announced on Saturday.
New Castle County said the tax bills were sent in error by a vendor to people who pay their property taxes using escrow through their mortgage lender, The News Journal of Wilmington reported.
Officials were alerted to the error late Thursday and the county said it’s “taking actions to alert citizens who received a bill by mistake.”
They’ll receive a letter stating they don’t have to make this payment.
New Castle County sends real estate tax bill files to Rev Springs, its printing vendor for tax bills, the newspaper reported.
The vendor is only supposed to upload images of bills to the county for people who pay their taxes through their mortgage lender – and not mail the bills.