Taxpayers can typically pay their county property tax payments in person, online, by mail and by phone depending on the county's options, according to the Fairfax County, Virginia, Department of Tax Administration. Homeowners often pay real estate taxes as part of their monthly mortgage payments.
Some counties, such as Orange County, California, allow property owners to pay taxes via an installment plan, reports the Orange County Tax Collector. Installment plans may require an application process or may require taxpayers to meet certain criteria to qualify. Taxpayers in Fairfax County, Virginia, may have their monthly installment payments deducted from a checking account, states the Department of Tax Administration.