NORCROSS, Ga., March 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Official Payments, a leading provider of electronic payment solutions, wants Florida property owners to be aware that the due date for paying property taxes in full is Saturday, March 31. Those who own property in Duval, Hillsborough and Orange counties may pay online through www.OfficialPayments.com. "Taxes are considered delinquent as of Sunday, April 1," said Alex P. Hart, President and CEO of Official Payments. "County tax collectors are required to hold a tax certificate sale to collect taxes that remain unpaid." Florida counties that have contracted with Official Payments to process online payment of property taxes enable their residents to use a debit or credit card to pay online and on time by visiting www.OfficialPayments.com, choosing the Local Payments button, selecting Florida as the state and then choosing the correct payment entity. Residents can do so anytime between now and 11:59 p.m. on March 31, and their taxes will be officially paid in time to meet the deadline. About Official Payments Official Payments Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: OPAY) is a leading provider of electronic payment solutions in the biller direct market. Headquartered in Norcross, Georgia, the company provides enhanced electronic payment services that include multiple payment choices, payment channels, and bill payment products and services to over 4,700 clients in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Official Payments serves clients in multiple markets including federal, state, and local governments, educational institutions, and utilities. Consumers may pay federal taxes, state and local taxes, property taxes, and other bills such as utilities and college tuition with credit cards, debit cards, electronic checks and alternative payment methods via online, telephone, point of sale and other channels by visiting www.OfficialPayments.com. Corporate information is available at www.OPAY.OfficialPayments.com. Official Payments is not a tax advisor and does not provide advice on any tax requirements. Use of any information from this announcement or site or any other web site referred to is for general information only and does not represent personal tax advice either expressed or implied. You are encouraged to seek professional tax advice for tax questions and assistance.