Rappahannock County Seal
The Treasurer is elected for a term of four (4) years and serves the County of Rappahannock. It is the duty of the Treasurer to collect all taxes due to the County, and to receive and account for every other form of revenue which comes to the County including license fees, permit fees, State income taxes, and fees associated with the Court system. The Treasurer is also responsible for managing the investment of all existing funds, and represents the County in all banking activities.

SPECIAL NOTICES
• 2016 Personal Property and Real Estate tax bills will be mailed by September 26, 2016
• Notice to Taxpayers with Mortgage Escrow Accounts: Bills will be mailed to mortgage companies - taxpayers may request a paid receipt by contacting our office.

REAL ESTATE TAXES
Real estate taxes are assessed as of January 1st of each year. Billing is on an annual basis and payments are due on or before December 5th of each year.
A 10% penalty is added on December 6th for late payment. Interest is assessed at 10% annually and begins accruing the first day of the month following the due date. Failure to receive a tax bill does not relieve you of the penalty and interest charge applied to all past due bills. Taxpayers may pay real estate tax bills in advance at any time.
Please notify the Commissioner of Revenue at 540-675-5370 if you have a question regarding the amount of the assessment or if there has been a change in ownership.

PERSONAL PROPERTY TAXES
Personal Property taxes are billed annually with a due date December 5th. If taxable property is discovered, purchased, or moved into the County and was not on record in time for the regular billing cycle, then supplemental bills will be issued.
A 10% penalty is added on December 6th for late payment. Interest is assessed at 10% annually and begins accruing the first day of the month following the due date. Failure to receive a tax bill does not relieve you of the penalty and interest charge applied to all past due bills. Taxpayers may pay personal property bills in advance at any time.
Please notify the Commissioner of Revenue at 540-675-5370 if you have a question regarding personal property valuation or if there has been a change in ownership.

PAYMENT OPTIONS
In Person
You may pay in person at the Treasurer's Office, 274 Gay Street, Washington, VA 22747. Acceptable forms of payment are cash, check, money order, cashier's check, Visa, Master Card, American Express or Discover.
Online
Pay Online
You may also pay online, by clicking the Pay Online button. A fee of $1.00 for transactions under $40 and 2.5% on amounts greater will be charged for all credit card payments. These fees go directly to the credit card processor and not to the Treasurer's Office. You must have your tax account number and amount of the tax owed to process a transaction online. Please call 540-675-5360 if you have a delinquency in order to obtain the current amount owed.
By Mail
Payment should be mailed to Treasurer of Rappahannock County, P.O. Box 37, Washington, VA 22747
By Phone
Dial 540-675-5360 (all major credit cards accepted), fees apply.
BUDGET YOUR TAX PAYMENTS
Enroll in the automatic debit program allowing monthly withdrawals from a checking account to prepay your 2017 taxes.
Prepayments made through August will be reflected on the tax bills that are mailed to you. Payments for the months of September through November will be credited to your tax bill. Remaining balances will be due by December 5th.
The Automatic Debit Prepayment Program is free!
Monthly withdrawals are made on the 15th of the month or the next business day.
Taxpayer can choose any set amount to be deducted.
Taxpayer can stop the program by contacting the Treasurer's Office by the first of the month.
Payments can be applied towards Real Estate or Personal Property.
A $25.00 fee will be assessed if funds are not available at the time of withdrawal.
A VOIDED check is required to enroll.
Complete the Authorization Agreement for Automatic Debits (click here to download) and drop it off at the Treasurer's Office or mail to PO Box 37, Washington, VA 22747.
Prepayments can be made without enrolling in this program at any time.
For additional questions please call or email the office.
AVOID PENALTIES
Make sure that you receive bills for all property that you own. Contact the Treasurer's office at 540-675-5360 if you are missing any bills. UNDER VIRGINIA LAW, IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE TAXPAYER TO OBTAIN ALL TAX BILL(S) AND TO MAKE TIMELY PAYMENT.
Mail your property tax payments early to make sure that the envelope is postmarked on or before the due date. According to Virginia law, the Treasurer must review the postmark date to determine if payment was mailed before the deadline.

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