DeFuniak Springs, FL (June 18, 2015) – Walton County Tax Collector Rhonda Skipper is urging tax payers to scrutinize their mail for misleading notifications after a customer brought in a mailing that referenced property tax information and requested a “service fee”.  Skipper reminds citizens any notification sent from her office will have the official logo as well as a local return address.


“A customer came in with a check made out and ready to pay for what they thought was a property tax notice,” said Skipper. “Local Records Office was the name of the sender referenced on the mailing, along with a Tallahassee return address. A citizen not looking closely at the mailing could easily mistake it for a bill. It is important for our citizens to scrutinize their mail and when in doubt, call us. “


Citizens should be aware any mailing from the Tax Collector’s Office directs return mail to a local mailing address and return envelopes included in a mailing would always include a local address.


Should a citizen have questions regarding a tax notice, please contact the Tax Collector’s Office at (850) 892-8121 or visit