Commissioner of State Lands John Thurston reminds Arkansans that property taxes are due Oct. 15. Property taxes help fund public schools, libraries and emergency services that are essential to all counties. Failure to pay your taxes on time will result in additional costs. Additionally, if taxes are not paid within the following year real property taxes may be certified to the Commissioner of State Lands office for collection. October 15 falls on a Tuesday this year. Please contact the Phillips County Collector's office for their hours on that day. If your taxes are delinquent, the Commissioner's office will accept payment in office until 4:30 p.m. Please contact the Commissioner's office at 501-683-3053 for additional information on delinquent real property taxes.