Teresa S. Brown, Alleghany County Treasurer, has announced that real estate, personal property, and refuse bills have been mailed. The due date remains December 5th, 2023. Additionally, residents of Clifton Forge and Iron Gate will be receiving tax tickets from their respective towns.
According to Brown, “ Section 58.1-3926 Code of Virginia, failure to receive a tax ticket does not relieve the taxpayer of the penalty or interest that will accumulate due to late payment. “
All vehicles owned on January 1, 2023 will be taxed for the full year. Each motor vehicle the taxpayer has licensed in the State of Virginia with a jurisdiction of Alleghany County will also be charged a motor vehicle fee. The fee amount is listed on the personal property bill and added to the amount due.
“If you do not receive a tax ticket for your real estate and you have a mortgage escrow account, then it could have been mailed to your mortgage company for payment, “ said Brown. “If you receive a real estate tax ticket, and your bank should be remitting the payment, please notify your bank/mortgage company and advise them of the situation and forward the ticket to them so they can send the payment. Under Section 58.1-3912 Code of Virginia, it is the responsibility of the mortgage company to ask for the tax ticket in writing from the Treasurer’s Office. If the property has been sold, the tax statement should be forwarded to the new owner or sent to the lawyer who handled the property closing settlement process so that they may forward the statement to the current owner.”
The Refuse Fee amount for 2023 is $80.00. The refuse fee is billed to the owner(s) of record as of July 1st of each year. A separate bill will be mailed with your real estate tax tickets and due on or before the December 5, 2023 deadline. The landowner is responsible for payment; no refuse bills will be sent to a mortgage company. Any questions regarding the assessment of the refuse fee should be directed to the Alleghany County Administrator’s Office at 540-863-6600.
For questions regarding tax payment, please contact the Alleghany County Treasurer’s Office at 540-863-6630. Any questions regarding the assessment on vehicles, the motor vehicle license fee, or real estate taxes should be directed to the Alleghany County Commissioner of Revenue’s Office at 540-863-6640
In a continuing effort to improve customer payment options, Brown also announced the Alleghany County Treasurer’s Payment Portal available online or by phone. This option allows the taxpayer to pay by credit, debit or e-check. The portal can be accessed online at www.msbpay.com/AlleghanyCountyTreasurer or through the Quick Link on Alleghany County’s website. Pay by phone at 1-833-303-6687. Also credit and debit cards are accepted at the counter in the Treasurer’s Office. (A convenience fee will be charged.)
Mail-In or Drop Box Payments: Taxpayers may write one check for all payments due to the county and are asked to include the bottom portion of the tax ticket for all bills. Payments postmarked by December 5, 2023, will be considered timely payments. In the event that taxes are delinquent, the oldest tax must be paid first.
In Person: The Alleghany County Treasurer’s Office is located at the Alleghany County Governmental Complex, 9212 Winterberry Avenue, Suite F, Covington, Virginia. Office hours are Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am-5:00 pm, excluding holidays. The office can be reached at 540-863-6630.
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