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County Tax Bills in the Mail
11/1/2013

Tax relief available for elderly and disabled residents; email reminder of tax deadline sign up

Albemarle County tax bills for personal property and real estate are in the mail to county residents. Tax payments are due Thursday, December 5, 2013. If you have any questions or have not received your Personal Property or Real Property tax bill(s), or if you have a vehicle, trailer, boat or airplane located in Albemarle County that is not listed on your bill please contact the Finance Department at (434) 296-5851 or albemarlecountyfinance@albemarle.org before the deadline.

To avoid incurring a 10% late payment penalty, payments must be either (1) postmarked by December 5, (2) or delivered in person to the Finance Office before close of business on December 5th. Otherwise, late payment penalty is effective the following day (December 6th) and interest at a rate of 10% per annum also begins to accrue the following month. As established by the Board of Supervisors during the most recent budget process, the tax rate for 2013 is $0.766 per hundred of assessed value for real estate, and $4.28 per hundred for personal property.

The Finance department is pleased to announce a new service to help citizens remember tax due dates. To sign up for the service visit the County's A-Mail web page. Type your email address and click on "Finance News and Deadlines". A confirmation will be sent once the registration is complete.

Albemarle provides a real estate Tax Relief program for residents who are 65 years of age or older and/or permanently and totally disabled. The maximum annual income allowed in order to qualify for the program is $69,452. The maximum net worth is $200,000, excluding the value of the home and up to 10 acres of land upon which it sits. Renewal applications are due by April 1 and new applicants must file before November 1 of the tax year for which relief is requested. For further information, please contact the Finance Department at (434) 296-5851 or visit our webpage .

Applications for the land use program are due November 1, 2013 for the 2014 tax year. In addition to filing new applications for parcels qualifying for the first time, a land use application shall also be submitted whenever the use or acreage of such land previously approved changes. For further information about land use taxation, contact the real estate office at (434) 296-5856 or visit our webpage

The Finance department would like to remind residents that there are a variety of options for paying their county tax bills. In addition to paying by mail, customers can pay at our McIntire Road office by cash, check, and MasterCard, Visa, and Discover cards for the payment of taxes. There is a 3% convenience fee passed along by the county for each card transaction.

Customers can also pay BY PHONE (Call 1-866-884-9810) and ONLINE (www.albemarle.org/paytaxes) by MASTERCARD, VISA and DISCOVER (3% Convenience fee applies) and ELECTRONIC FUNDS TRANSFER from Checking or Savings ($2.50 fee applies).

  • For Personal Property (Vehicles and other items) you must have Account Number and Payment Amount. 
  • For Real Estate you must have Parcel Number and Payment Amount

Customers can conveniently drop their payment at any of our 3 DROP BOX LOCATIONS:

401 McIntire Road
1) Front of building – parking lot
2) 1st floor hallway – drop boxes located in the bottom of the bookshelves

5th Street Building located at: 1600 5th St
3) Main Entrance of Lobby on the right

The express drive-through window is open Monday to Friday from 8:00 – 5:00 starting November 1st until December 5th.


 


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