The deadline to pay your property taxes is Jan. 31, and all this week, people have been lining up to make their last minute payments.

If you don't pay by the deadline, you will face late fees and added interest.

"The best way to take care of it is through the mail," said Kevin Kieschnick, Nueces County Tax Assessor-Collector. "We have new payment processing equipment and mail is not only the shortest line to pay your taxes in, it's also the most efficient way for our office to process it."

The tax office believes it should end up collecting over a half-billion dollars once the dust clears.