Pulaski County, AR — The Pulaski County Treasurer’s Office announced today that it has signed an agreement with Centennial Bank for processing tax payments, beginning Sept. 1.
Pulaski County taxpayers can pay their property taxes at 2922 S. University Ave in Little Rock and 4514 Camp Robinson Rd. in North Little Rock Centennial Bank locations. The county treasurer’s staff will work both locations and provide drive thru service in the Lane 4 only. Tax payments are not accepted in the bank lobby.
“The pandemic stifled or halted many businesses and activities in Pulaski County, our in-person services were no exception,” Pulaski County Treasurer, Debra Buckner said. “My executive staff and I worked tirelessly to find a solution that would allow in-person payments.”
In March 2020, as COVID-19 cases increased, the Pulaski County Judge issued an executive order restricting access to county buildings. All Treasurer locations are closed to the public. At this time, tax payments can only be made electronically, by mail and the payment drop box on Second Street.
“We owe a huge thanks to Centennial Bank. Many of our citizens want to pay in person and want a physical receipt—in hand,” Buckner said. “It’s important that our citizens receive the same level of customer service that they’ve grown to expect.”
In 2019, from Oct. 1 to Oct. 15 (the tax payment deadline), approximately 86,000 payments were made to the treasurer’s office for business, personal and real estate taxes. The treasurer’s office hopes for the same level in 2020.
“Centennial Bank has been looking for new opportunities to serve and assist our community since the Pandemic began. When we realized our Bank’s existing technology and facilities could be used to provide the Pulaski County Treasurer and citizens of the county with a drop-off location for property tax payments, we jumped at the chance to take part in this unique collaboration. We look forward to working side-by-side with county employees,” Division President, Gordon Silaski said.
The property tax deadline is Oct. 15. Taxpayers with more than 10 individual payments are encouraged to call the Treasurer’s office at 501-340-6040 for assistance. Taxpayers can also pay online at pulaskicountytreasurer.net where live chat is available.