Richmonders peeved about property tax payments

Many in town are miffed at the quick turnaround time that’s required of them to pay the City’s property tax bill–just two weeks. With totals reaching the hundreds of dollars in some instances, many are concerned about the minimal time provided by the city to come up with that money. From the Richmond Times-Dispatch: Interim […]

Many in town are miffed at the quick turnaround time that’s required of them to pay the City’s property tax bill–just two weeks. With totals reaching the hundreds of dollars in some instances, many are concerned about the minimal time provided by the city to come up with that money.

From the Richmond Times-Dispatch:

Interim Finance Director Wayne Lassiter has said the city met the legal deadline of sending the tax notices at least 14 days before they are due, but not its own internal goal of 30 days prior to payment. The notices went out last week, slightly later than last year, when the city also did not meet its 30-day goal.

While the city is in the clear (legally speaking) for giving citizens only two weeks to pay, the article quoted the Mayor as saying that was “unacceptable.” As reported in our City Council recap today, the Mayor made his opinion public to council members. He’s proposed an exemption from late penalties as long as payments are made by June 1st. The City Council is expected to vote on that measure next week.

But it’s not only the turnaround time that’s got people up in arms, some Richmonders were told to pay an incorrect (and inflated) amount. NBC12 reports:

NBC12 learned that thousands of personal property tax bills already sent out were based on incorrect assessed values. A mistake caused by a computer glitch is being blamed.

City Council President Kathy Graziano recommends that residents call 311 to submit a ticket and if they don’t hear back call their City Council representative.

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2 comments on Richmonders peeved about property tax payments

  1. Al Shear on said:

    Not only were they untimely but I received duplicates also. What a waste of money and resources.

  2. Sean Yeager on said:

    I haven’t received anything yet. I guess that means I don’t have any to pay??? If only it were so.

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