Montana State Law (MCA 15-16-102 (5)) dictates which tax payments can be made and the order in which they must be made. The payment rules are as follows:
- Current taxes can always be paid.
- All delinquent taxes must be paid or the current year taxes must be paid before delinquent tax year taxes
can be paid.
- After current taxes have been paid, the oldest deliquent year taxes must be paid before any other
delinquent year taxes may be paid.
- Delinquent taxes must always be pain in full year increments.
If a payment for any portion of taxes due is pending on a parcel, no other payments can be made to that parcel until the pending payment has posted. A transaction will typically post within 2-3 business days of making a payment. Pending status is automatically cleared by the system after 5 business days.