Residents of East Palestine will have late fees on their property taxes waived due to the village's ongoing evacuation order.

Columbiana County Treasurer, Bryan Blakeman tells 21 News anyone who lives in an area with an East Palestine zip code qualifies for this late fee waiver.

Blakeman says he understands the stress that these residents are going through and wants to help them by taking a weight off their shoulders.

"I believe that this displacement is causing a hardship and I don't want residents to be thinking about property tax when they're trying to figure out how to get back into their home," Blakeman said.

This late fee waiver will last until July 28 unless stated otherwise.