Alexandria Mails First Half Property Taxes

The City of Alexandria, Virginia has mailed bills for the first half 2020 real estate taxes, refuse fee and stormwater utility fee to all property owners and/or mortgage companies.

The City of Alexandria, Virginia has mailed bills for the first half 2020 real estate taxes, refuse fee and stormwater utility fee to all property owners and/or mortgage companies. The 2020 real estate tax rate is $1.130 per $100 of assessed value, the annual refuse fee rate is $460 and the annual stormwater utility fee rate is approximately $140.

First half real estate tax and fee payments are due Monday, June 15. Late payment penalty and interest will be assessed on all real estate taxes and fees that are not paid or postmarked by the due date. The late payment penalty is five percent of the tax if paid by June 30, 2020, and 10 percent of the tax if paid on or after July 1, 2020, or $10, whichever is greater. The late payment penalty is 10 percent of the refuse fee. Interest on tax and late payment penalty accrues at an annual rate of 10 percent for the first year and five percent for each year thereafter, beginning June 16, 2020, and continues until the entire outstanding balance is paid.  Interest accrues on unpaid refuse fees at an annual rate of 10 percent and stormwater utility fees at an annual rate of 6 percent, beginning June 16, 2020.There is no late payment penalty on stormwater utility fee.

In May 2020, all property owners will be billed for half of the Stormwater Utility Fee as a separate line item on the real estate tax bill, with the next half of the annual fee billed in October 2020. To appeal the Stormwater Utility Fee with the Director of the Department of Transportation and Environmental Services, please submit a Stormwater Utility Fee Appeal and Adjustment Request Form by June 15, 2020. Forms will be available after May 15 on the City’s website at alexandriava.gov/Stormwater, and at the Stormwater Management Division, 2900‐B Business Center Drive, Alexandria, VA 22314

The Code of Virginia does not allow for waiver of tax, penalty, or interest due to inability to pay or failure to receive a tax bill. Property owners who do not receive a real estate tax bill in the mail and do not have their real estate taxes paid by their mortgage companies should contact the City’s Treasury Division at   payments@alexandriava.gov, or call 703.746.3902, Option 4, to request a bill before June 15. Detailed real estate tax balances and payment history are available 24-hours a day on the City’s website at   realestate.alexandriava.gov. Property owners who changed their mailing address but did not previously report this change to the City can update their address by contacting the Office of Real Estate Assessment at   realestate@alexandriava.gov to ensure that future bills and correspondence are mailed to the correct address.

To determine pay in person hours for the Treasury Division, City Hall, 301 King Street, Room 1510, please visit alexandriava.gov/Payments or call 703.746.3902.  A drop box on the Royal Street side of City Hall is available 24 hours a day.  Additional information about the City’s real estate tax is available on the Finance Department website at  alexandriava.gov/RealEstateTax. Information on real estate assessments, appeals, or updating the property owner’s mailing address is available from the Office of Real Estate Assessment at   alexandriava.gov/RealEstate. Information on payments, late payment penalty, and interest can be obtained through the Alexandria Tax Guide at  alexandriava.gov/TaxGuide or by contacting the Treasury Division.  Information on the stormwater utility fee is available at alexandriava.gov/Stormwater.

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